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Doctor insights on: When Is It Safe To Drink After A Root Canal

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Docs can you explain, is it safe to floss, brush and use mouthwash after a root canal, or should one of these steps be eliminated to play it safe?

Docs can you explain, is it safe to floss, brush and use mouthwash after a root canal, or should one of these steps be eliminated to play it safe?

Go to it: It is safe to do all three of those steps unless the doctor asked you not to do one of them. Just be gentle flossing around the tooth for the first two days, then usually no problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise after root canal?

Is it safe to exercise after root canal?

Ask your dentist: This really depends on the root canal and the patient. Ask your dentist to be safe. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to take 600 mg clindamycin before my root canal at 1 pm. Is it safe?

Clindamycin safety: Clindamycin is I assume being taken for pre-medication prior to dental treatment. If you have tolerated this drug before, it is fine and safe to take before your root canal. ...Read more

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How long can I wait before having a root canal? I can't afford it right now, but my insurance will kick in in a couple of months. Is it safe to wait that long? I'm not having any pain, just a little sensitivity when I eat..

Hard to tell -: Root canal treatment is performed to eliminate an infection. This infection may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. The symptoms do not indicate the severity. It would be best to ask this question of the doctor that has examined you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix vicodin and attivan on same day? I have a root canal appointment and I was wondering

Is it safe to mix vicodin and attivan on same day? I have a root canal appointment and I was wondering

NO: Make sure you consult with the endodontist before you take these meds. Also make sure you avoid driving or doing any activity that demands full attention. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have root canal, if you already have a trigeminal neuralgia pain problem?

Is it safe to have root canal, if you already have a trigeminal neuralgia pain problem?

Root canal: While there is no relationship between the two, I actually have some patients who had exacerbation of the trigeminal neuralgia pain after root canal. I would discuss this with the neurologist and dentist. ...Read more

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Hi, is it safe to smoke cannabis during root canal treatments? And does smoking cannabis make the procedures more painful?

Hi, is it safe to smoke cannabis during root canal treatments? And does smoking cannabis make the procedures more painful?

No: Adding smoke into the mouth when it is trying to recover is unsanitary and likely will effect the healing process. As for the second question, it is unlikely to cause more pain, but increase the risk of infection which will be extremely painful should the surgical site become infected. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 6 year old to get a root canal and stainless steel crown? What are health effects of having steel in a childs mouth for a long time?

Is it safe for a 6 year old to get a root canal and stainless steel crown? What are health effects of having steel in a childs mouth for a long time?

Crown is safe: Stainless Steel crowns have been in use for over 50 years to restore severely broken down teeth in children. They are perfectly safe. On baby tooth the procedure used to treat an infective nerve (pulp) is called a pulpotomy, not a root canal. While they both treat the pulp, a pulpotomy is a simpler procedure specifically for baby teeth. True "root canals" are not done on baby teeth. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start laser tattoo removal when also needing a root canal? Will one cause the other to be overwhelmed? 2 inch tattoo on back of neck

Is it safe to start laser tattoo removal when also needing a root canal? Will one cause the other to be overwhelmed? 2 inch tattoo on back of neck

Depends: Both are painful procedures. If you can handle a double dose of pain, one procedure will not affect the other.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I had a dbl root canal with a small incision in my gum to shave some bone. Is it safe to use marijuana after the procedure?

I had a dbl root canal with a small incision in my gum to shave some bone. Is it safe to use marijuana after the procedure?

Smoking it, No.: Smoking anything, marijuana or cigarettes can adversely effect healing. I would hold off smoking anything until the area is completely healed. This should take about 14 days. ...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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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

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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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Is it safe to rinse my sinuses after having multiple root canals? I want to relieve the pressure. Thanks!

Is it safe to rinse my sinuses after having multiple root canals? I want to relieve the pressure. Thanks!

Call your dentist: I would not do so without discussing with your dentist/endodontist. Especially if the teeth worked on are upper molars. Precaution is best policy ...Read more

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I'm reading that root canals are bad for your health. There is a dead tooth in the front of my mouth since I was 3. I'm 30 now. Is it safe to leave it?

I'm reading that root canals are bad for your health. There is a dead tooth in the front of my mouth since I was 3. I'm 30 now. Is it safe to leave it?

Not true: Root canal therapy is quite safe and has been performed safely for quite a long time. If a tooth is non-vital, it should be treated to avoid and infection, bone loss, and possible loss of the 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?

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