11 doctors weighed in:
Can a root canal affect recovery from sports injuries?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Positively
It is not a good idea to have any type of infection in your body.
A root canal treatment is normally done when you have an infected tooth. If you are getting over a sport injury than you want your body or immune system working trying to heal your injuries and not fighting an infection.

In brief: Positively
It is not a good idea to have any type of infection in your body.
A root canal treatment is normally done when you have an infected tooth. If you are getting over a sport injury than you want your body or immune system working trying to heal your injuries and not fighting an infection.
Dr. Kayvon Javid
Dr. Kayvon Javid
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Sports and rct
Not likely unless there was dental damage during the injury.

In brief: Sports and rct
Not likely unless there was dental damage during the injury.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No, a root canal will not effect your sports injuries.
There is no correlation between the two.

In brief: No
No, a root canal will not effect your sports injuries.
There is no correlation between the two.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
In brief: RCT\Sports injury ?
I see no correlation and wonder what prompted the question.
Perhaps you can repost your question with more information.

In brief: RCT\Sports injury ?
I see no correlation and wonder what prompted the question.
Perhaps you can repost your question with more information.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Shirley Wong
Dentistry - Endodontics
In brief: Root canal
I don't see why it would affect recover of a sports injury in another part of your body unless the dental infection had become systemic.

In brief: Root canal
I don't see why it would affect recover of a sports injury in another part of your body unless the dental infection had become systemic.
Dr. Shirley Wong
Dr. Shirley Wong
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Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry
In brief: Root Canal & Sports
If you are referring to root canals and effect on teeth while playing sports, then it's important to first get your tooth crowned, then wear appropriate protective gear for your sports to protect your teeth.
I'm not familiar with a root canal actually slowing down recovery from sports injuries such as broken leg or arm but infections does need to be treated for overall health improvement.

In brief: Root Canal & Sports
If you are referring to root canals and effect on teeth while playing sports, then it's important to first get your tooth crowned, then wear appropriate protective gear for your sports to protect your teeth.
I'm not familiar with a root canal actually slowing down recovery from sports injuries such as broken leg or arm but infections does need to be treated for overall health improvement.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dr. Kim Capehart
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