Don’t be afraid to go to the dentist, this dental treatment doesn’t cancel fasting! – Dental problems can of course come unexpectedly, such as when the situation is fasting. Remembering that teeth are in the oral cavity which is the main part of the digestive tract, so feeling worried can break the fast. Can going to the dentist get canceled?

When fasting can sometimes affect the condition of dental and oral health. For example, dry mouth, toothache, and bad breath are often complained of.

Apparently there are several dental procedures that do not break the fast. Although there are still many assumptions that some dental procedures can break the fast because of the tools and materials that are put in the mouth.

As stated in the Bandung City MUI Fatwa No. 250/E/MUI-KB/V/2018 regarding “Dental Actions during Fasting”, as follows.

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Illustration to the dentist.  (Shutterstock)
Illustration to the dentist during fasting. (Shutterstock)

1. Extract Teeth

Tooth extraction or tooth extraction does not break the fast. Administering anesthetic drugs in the form of gel, sprayed or injected does not break the fast. Provided that the procedure is carried out carefully and not excessively even if something is swallowed.

2. Scaling

Scaling or cleaning tartar in the process of gargling with water or an antiseptic can even give a fresh sensation of various flavors, does not break the fast. Although in the process it can cause bleeding. With a record of actions taken carefully and not excessively.

3. Dental fillings

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The act of filling teeth, whether medicinal or temporary fillings that are accidentally ingested during the process does not break the fast.

4. Teeth Print

The teeth molding process and the fresh feeling sensation of the materials used during the procedure cannot break the fast.

Therefore, make sure to always maintain healthy teeth and mouth, especially during the month of Ramadan. If you feel that you have complaints about your teeth, you can still go to the dentist. (Shilvia Restu Dwicahyani)

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