Dental care

Dental examinations, fluoride varnish applications, dental X-rays or adjustments of an orthodontic appliance do not prevent blood donation. Small procedures performed by a dental hygienist or a dentist prevent blood donation on the day of the procedure. Such procedures include tooth filling, tartar removal and the final installation of a crown or an implant in the mouth. Blood can be donated on the day following the procedure. Dental surgery, tooth extraction and root canal treatment cause a week-long obstacle to donation, while the installation of a dental implant in the jaw bone prevents donation for four weeks. Dental treatments or procedures carried out outside of the EU prevent blood donation for four months. You may not donate blood if you have a tooth infection or suffer from severe gingivitis. At least two weeks must have passed since the symptoms went away or you stopped taking the antibiotics before donating blood.
Would you like more information? Please call the free information number for blood donors on 0800 0 5801 (Mon to Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.).