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:

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 seven days after the last treatment. If any other products (including those sourced from other animal sources) were used you can donate seven days after the last treatment.