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When Is It Safe To Drink After 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: Of course this depends upon you; however, for most all people there is very little reason why you could not go to work. We all know those who do not go to work even if they just feel tired or have perhaps sniffles. Truly, much depends upon your own willingness to work and perhaps mental toughness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Most dental procedures are safe during pregnancy, including root canals. The best time to have them done is in the 2nd trimester, but if there is pain, infection, or emergency, a root canal should be completed asap as waiting can be more harmful to the baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Root canal: Yes, especially if you had pain and swelling preoperatively (before your RCT). Your doctor should give you pain meds to help with this. If you continue to experience pain beyond 72 hours post treatment that is not improving, I would atleast call your doctor and let them know so they can be in the loop. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many factors: A great deal depends on the tooth itself, how it was left, and several other factors. The principal problem is the other teeth around and opposing the root canal tooth. They may shift into the space left by the loss of tooth structure. If it is a front tooth or if the tooth is largely intact, and there is a long term (hard) temporary, you should be OK. If not get a temporary crown. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: It shouldn't be a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Preferably not: It is suggested to stay away from alcohol, mouth washes with high alcohol, and even antibiotic rinses like Chlorhexidine after gum surgery because it can affect healing. Scaling and root planing is a pre surgical procedure, but we are still hoping for re attachment of gum fibers to the root surface so rinsing with plain salt water and avoiding alcohol is preferred. ...Read more
? unclear: I'm not clear on what your question is or why you are asking it? If a tooth is deemed hopeless it needs to be extracted. Many teeth can be saved with rct if restorable ; the long term prognosis is good. Once the tooth is extracted it's gone! and no other treatment is possible other than replacing it. It sounds like you need to discuss your situation with your own dentist as well as your options. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Might: Might upset your stomach, but will do no real harm. ...Read more
Follow dentist's: Written instructions after an extraction. Avoid strenuous activity to include heavy lifting. Just plan to take it easy. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good 48 hours. Your dentist/ oral surgeon likely provided you w gauze to apply pressure with if you start bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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