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Could I go back to work right after a root canal?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Usually yes
After root canal surgery, you should be able to return to work quickly.
However, this will also depend on the type of anesthesia used. Consult with your oral surgeon or dentist.

In brief: Usually yes
After root canal surgery, you should be able to return to work quickly.
However, this will also depend on the type of anesthesia used. Consult with your oral surgeon or dentist.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many cases yes
It depends on the situation and of course your pain tolerance.
Many times I have patients fall asleep during root canals and they feel fine later as well. Sometimes it is very tender later too. You will not likely hurt anything by going back, just have some pain. Ask your provider what they think.

In brief: Many cases yes
It depends on the situation and of course your pain tolerance.
Many times I have patients fall asleep during root canals and they feel fine later as well. Sometimes it is very tender later too. You will not likely hurt anything by going back, just have some pain. Ask your provider what they think.
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, definitely
Yes, definitely. A root canal is a very painless procedure for the patient.
After the root canal is complete, the only thing you should feel is some numbness for a few hours.

In brief: Yes, definitely
Yes, definitely. A root canal is a very painless procedure for the patient.
After the root canal is complete, the only thing you should feel is some numbness for a few hours.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
One can return to work right after a root canal.

In brief: Yes
One can return to work right after a root canal.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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