Fasting and Visiting Dentist

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Question:

Assalamualaikum,
I had a question regarding going to the dentist. Is one allowed to go to the dentist whilst fasting? Furthermore can one get a filing if going to the dentist is permissible?
Jazakallah khair in advance.

Answer:

(Hanafi)
One may go to the dentist while fasting, however if getting a filling will put you at risk of swallowing water during the process then you should avoid this and postpone it if possible till after Ramadan as anything swallowed even accidently will break the fast and necessitate making it up(qada).

(Answered by Shaykh Mohammed Shakeeb)

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