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Doctor insights on: Drinking Alcohol After A Root Canal

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Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy causes pain or problem in my tooth?

Drinking alcohol after root canal therapy causes pain or problem in my tooth?

Is this? Or answer: If you are drinking alcohol after root canal treatment and are taking any pain meds you should NOT be drinking alcohol because it may accentuate the effects of the pain pills.
If dr had to drain or treat any bubble you may have had on the side of your gums it could sting.
So there is usually no pain or problem to the tooth itself from having a drink ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Is it possible for me to drink alcohol after having a root canal?

Is it possible for me to drink alcohol after having a root canal?

Not a good idea: If you are taking any type of antibiotic and/or narcotic pain medication then you should not be drinking alcohol. At the least it can interfere with how well the medications will work, at the most it can make you very ill. If you are not taking any medications then alcohol will not cause nay more damage then it usually would. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Is it okay to drink alcohol after root canal therapy?

Yes, but...: Yes, you can. However, if you are taking certain medications, the alcohol may interact with those. The root canal by itself is not a contraindication to drinking. ...Read more

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I just had a root canal yesterday. I got the temporary filling placed. Can I drink alcohol?

I just had a root canal yesterday. I got the temporary filling placed. Can I drink alcohol?

Likely Yes: If you don't have any pain, and have not been prescribed any antibiotics, you can drink alcohol. Just make sure that you stay away from biting on that tooth until you get the permanent restoration (crown). Specially, be careful if you have a few too many drinks and forget that you should not be biting on the tooth. Of course, it is not very healthy to have a few too many drinks ;-). ...Read more

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How long after a root canal can I start eating and drinking?

How long after a root canal can I start eating and drinking?

Eat after root canal: I would suggest that you wait to eat hard or semi-soft things until after you anesthesia has worn off. I would also caution doing any heavy biting or chewing on the root canaled tooth until you put a permanent restoration on the tooth. Root canaled teeth tend to become brittle over time, and you could end up damaging your tooth beyond repair. Root canaled teeth can be sore up to 3 days afterwards. ...Read more

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Can I drink beer a day after root canal?

Can I drink beer a day after root canal?

Yes if....: Sure as long as you are not taking narcotic prescription pain meds. Have a slice of pizza with that beer ;). ...Read more

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I just had a root canal redone yesterday. Should I still have sensitivity to drinking cold water after I have eaten something hot such as soup?

Not from the tooth: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to a thermal stimulus since there is no nerve inside the tooth. Your sensitivity may be coming from an adjacent tooth. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I drink something cold, my tooth, or what feels like it, shoots a nerve that lasts a good five seconds. Does that mean root canal?

Sometimes when I drink something cold, my tooth, or what feels like it, shoots a nerve that lasts a good five seconds. Does that mean root canal?

Not always: Could be a cracked or loose filling, a cracked tooth, or a cavity. Either way, you'll need to see a local dentist for an evaluation. Please call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Alcohol after root canal, is that okay?

Alcohol after root canal, is that okay?

Not recommended: Drinking alcohol at least 12 hours prior and 24 hours after. Take care. ...Read more

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Had root canal intervention three days ago. Today I noticed that the tooth still hurts when I brush it or drink too hot or cold. Is this normal?

Had root canal intervention three days ago. Today I noticed that the tooth still hurts when I brush it or drink too hot or cold. Is this normal?

Tooth Pain: Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy should not be sensitive to thermal stimuli. It is possible that it is an adjacent tooth. Please have your dentist take a look. ...Read more

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I'm interested to know what happens if I don't drink my penicillin after my root canal?

I'm interested to know what happens if I don't drink my penicillin after my root canal?

No need for penVK: No studies have been published on the use of antibiotics to prevent infection after root canal treatment. Clinical trials investigating of prophylactic antibiotics to minimize post treatment infections have found antibiotics to be of no benefit. ...Read more

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I was given penicillin for an infection in my tooth, I will be getting a root canal in 2 weeks. Can I drink?

I was given penicillin for an infection in my tooth, I will be getting a root canal in 2 weeks. Can I drink?

Moderation: There aren't any clinical studies that show alcohol prevent antibiotics from working. However, you are much more likely to heal while you are healthy. A glass of wine won't hurt but use common sense. It would best to keep hydrated and make sure your body gets all the proper nutrition it needs to get healthy! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had a root canal last summer. Now that tooth is causing pain. It hurts to breathe air in through my mouth, eat from that side, or drink. I thought since the roots were gone, it could not hurt. What could be wrong?

Root canal: Even tho there is no nerve in the tooth depending on how many canals were found when the root canal was done there can still be a extra canal, fracture, decay under the crown, tooth got re-infected or a different tooth in the same area that can all be possible reasons why you my still be having pain. ...Read more

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Having root canal week from now. Taking clindamycin 150mg 2 capsules every 6 hours. QTY 40 Can I drink alcohol? Will it affect the antibiotics?

Having root canal week from now. Taking clindamycin 150mg 2 capsules every 6 hours. QTY 40 Can I drink alcohol? Will it affect the antibiotics?

Not recommended: There has been little research conducted on this subject. However, the advice given by many of the manufacturers is that you should avoid drinking alcohol while taking antibiotics and for 48 hours after finishing the course of the treatment. Remember: moderation is the key. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Clindamycin (MIP600 capsule) before root canal treatment. With massive toothache can I combine with painkillers and alcohol?

I was prescribed Clindamycin (MIP600 capsule) before root canal treatment. With massive toothache can I combine with painkillers and alcohol?

Bad Idea: Ok to take the painkillers - take with at least 700ml water or other non-alcoholic beverage. Skip the alcohol or you might vomit and lose the effect of the meds. Be wise and give it a day or 2 before the alcohol. The root canal is the only thing which is going to solve the problem. Follow the post-op instructions. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when I eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why?

I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when I eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why?

New filling?: A tooth that has had a filling placed recently can be sensitive to thermal changes...Especially if the filling was amalgam (silver). A tooth that has had a root canal. If done properly. Will never again feel pain from temperature change. If there is sensitivity to hot or cold, it is likely from another tooth. ...Read more

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I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when I eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why is that?

I got 2 root canals and fillings, but there is still pain in my tooth when I eat hot food and drink cold drinks. Why is that?

Another Tooth: Root canals remove the ability of that tooth to feel temperature changes. Only a vital (non root canal tooth) can still feel hot and cold so most likely you ned a root canal on another tooth as well...Sorry. I suggest you go to an endodontist. ...Read more

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How do I give up drinking alcohol?

How do I give up drinking alcohol?

See an Addiction spl: There are many new ambulatory treatments for alcohol that can be done in an out patient basis in most cases. See an addictionologist fit an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why does drinking alcohol make people lighten up?

Why does drinking alcohol make people lighten up?

It is disinhibiting.: Alcohol is a depressant which initially disinhibits people and makes them less likely to feel control over their impulses. Alcohol can impair the ability of the frontal lobe of your brain to help you use good judgment, make rational decisions, plan and organize steps. This is called executive dysfunction. Over time heavy alcohol use can cause shrinkage of the brain and memory problems. ...Read more