Can I Return to Work After a Root Canal?  

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So you have just been told that you have to undergo root canal treatment. You have read all the articles, knowing what will be done, and know that while you may have more pain from the treatment it will solve the pain that you might already be experiencing. Your question, though, is one that has not been answered on other websites: will you be able to go back to work after undergoing a root canal treatment?

As it turns out, this sort of depends on a lot of factors that go into the treatment.

Factors Influencing Going Back to Work After a Root Canal

The biggest thing is the type of anesthesia used. Many dentists around the internet assert that going back to work following a root canal procedure depends on what type of anesthesia is used and the dose used. The heavier the dose and the heavier the drug, the less likely that you will be able to go back to work. However, in a majority of cases, only a local anesthetic is used, which numbs the area around the site where the procedure needs to be done. This will not affect your overall mental capacity and you will be able to head back to work.

Another factor is your pain tolerance level. Oftentimes, people who have root canal procedures will have a lot of pain, which will prevent them from returning to work. However, more often than not, the pain is not that intense that it will prevent you from returning to work. Again, unless you have a significantly low pain tolerance level, you should be able to return to work.

As can be seen, determination of returning to work following a root canal depends on numerous factors relating to your body. If this is your first root canal treatment, tell your work that you may or may not return to work, depending on what occurs during the treatment. If you have gone through one before and know that you can still operate mentally, then by all means tell your employers that you will be able to return to work. Ultimately remember that if the pain is too much or you are in too much of a fog following the treatment, go home and rest.

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If you’re ready for a root canal in Brentwood, give Brentwood Family Dentistry a call at (314) 916-3221.

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