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replied October 29th, 2011
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DENDY,

Though smoking in general is not good for dental health, there is no real increased problem after a root canal. In that procedure, the gums are not worked on, and that is where problems usually arise from. Such as in tooth extractions, crown work, etc, when there is raw, bleeding gum tissues. In a root canal, the top of the tooth is broached, the nerve tissue is removed, and then the nerve canal is filled in. So, the work is all done from the top of the tooth.

Again, smoking really isn't good for the tissues in the mouth, but would not affect a root canal.

Good luck.
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