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does the laughing gas or anesthesia make you feel loopy after wisdom teeth extraction?

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Dr. James Vito
36 years experience Prosthodontics
Yes and No: Iv sedation can make you feel loopy following the procedure because it will take several hours ot work its way out of your system. Nitous oxide or laughing gas wears off very quickly once it it is removed.
Answered on Aug 22, 2016
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Dr. James Bates
35 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possibly...: Any kind of anesthesia can make you lightheaded and somewhat dizzy, so if that's what you mean by "loopy", the answer is yes. Laughing gas is nitrous oxide, and should completely leave your system by the time you're discharged. I.V. Anesthesia lasts longer, and can make you "loopy" for awhile, but the effects should also subside rather quickly. Feel free to discuss these effects with your doctor!
Answered on Aug 1, 2017
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Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Only briefly: The anesthetic agents used for wisdom teeth extraction are very short acting. The nitrous oxide only lasts until you have blown it off in your lungs (about 5 minutes). The IV medications will also have a short active time.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017

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