Dental treatment – I have just been to the dentist. Can I donate?

Maybe, it depends on the type of treatment you have received.

Simple treatments (cleaning, fillings and braces)

For the first 24 hours after seeing the dentist we can only use the plasma from your donation. After 24 hours, provided you’re well, you can donate blood or platelets.

Extractions, crowns, root canals

You can donate 7 days after having an extraction  provided you are recovered and have no symptoms.

For crowns and root canal treatments, for the first 7 days after having the procedure, we can only use the plasma from your donation, provided you are recovered and have no symptoms.

Major surgery

Longer restrictions may apply. Call us on 13 14 95 to find out when you can donate after visiting the dentist.

Dental implants

If the products used for your implant included material sourced from cattle, provided they are listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods at the time of the procedure, and the procedure was performed in Australia, you will be able to donate 7 days after the last treatment. Any other products (including those sourced from other animal sources) also permit donation 7 days after the last treatment.

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