A 47-year-old member asked:
after i had a general anesthetic, i have experienced short term memory loss and teeth pain. why?
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
GA for what ?: You don't mention what the general anesthesia was for. In general you will have retrograde amnesia after anesthesia. If the anesthesia was for dental work then the dental pain may be related to the work done.
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Exam: Short term memory loss is not uncommon after general anesthesia. It should pass. In terms of tooth pain, you should see a dentist for a thorough exam. Sometimes, during intubation, teeth might be traumatized.
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Last updated May 16, 2014
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