Root canal while fasting

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Asalaamualaikum mufti sahib.

I would like to know whether undergoing root canal of tooth will breach the fast or not. in this procedure first of all the doctor injects some local anesthesia in gums surrounding the diseased tooth. i don’t know whether it goes in the vein or soft tissue. Then the doctor inserts some needles and takes out the pulp of teeth and deadens the nerves of the effected tooth. i have only this much information regarding this procedure. now I would like to know whether this procedure will breach the fast or not.
Jazakila khairan for your replies.

May Allah Taala reward you with His blessings.



Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

In this procedure liquid often goes down the throat which causes the fast to be broken. You should refrain from doing a root canal while fasting.

Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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