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05-22-2007, 03:23 PM
I am currently water fasting, but I have to go to the dentist the 31st for crowns and maybe an implant. Do I have to eat? Is it dangerous to fast and go to the dentist?
05-22-2007, 03:41 PM
You do not have to eat. I always think it's ideal. The only problem would be if they gave you pain meds that you had to take, etc. Otherwise, why would it be a problem? Not easy to eat after that kind of work, and the body heals faster.
05-22-2007, 03:43 PM
I have never been fasting when I had dental work to be done, but, if I found myself in that situation, my gut reaction is that I would probably switch to a juice/smoothie fast about 5 days or a week before the appointment... I would likely be concerned with the possibility that I would be VERY sensitive to the anesthsia, gas, amalgam, smells, etc., if I was in the midst of water fasting. Maybe even have some fruit..depending on how you feel. Something to slow the detox a bit and maybe get you a bit more "grounded" before the procedures?? Like I said, I have not dealt with that, but my gut reaction is to not go into that situation in the midst of a water fast.
Maybe go right back on it afterward...to help your body focus its energy on healing... or just juice for a few days after..
sorry i could not give "the answer." I am interested in hearing how it is for you,..what you decide and how it goes..
take good care of your self!!! :)
p.s. I just remembered once when I was eating mainly Raw and vegan and I had dental work done. The dentist thought I bled a lot.. I guess my blood was thinner than the usual SAD eater's blood. It was not a problem, he just mentioned it and asked if I had taken aspirin...
05-22-2007, 04:54 PM
He is used to sludge, not blood! :)
05-23-2007, 11:05 AM
Hmmm... maybe that's why I bled all night after I had a few teeth pulled last month. I just bled and bled and bled.
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