I have just been to the dentist. Can I donate?

Maybe, it depends on the type of treatment. 

Simple treatments (cleaning, fillings and braces):

For the first 24 hours after seeing the dentist you can only give plasma. After 24 hours, provided you’re well, you can donate blood or platelets too.   

Extractions, crowns, root canals:

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

For crowns and root canal treatments, for the first seven days after having the procedure you can only give plasma, provided you are recovered and have no symptoms. After seven days, provided you’re well, you can donate blood or platelets too.   

Major surgery:

Longer restrictions may apply. Contact us to find out when you can donate after visiting the dentist.  

Dental implants:

In most cases, if the procedure was performed in Australia, you will be able to donate seven days after the last treatment. However, we will require the specific details of the products used for your implant in order to determine if a longer wait time may be required. We recommend asking your dentist for a list of all products (including brand names) used for your procedure – we can give you a form to help with this. You can then provide this information by calling us on 13 14 95, so we can book your next donation. 

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