4 doctors weighed in:
Does smoking pot before wisdom teeth removal safely reduce the effects of anethesia?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NO
You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed.
The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives.

In brief: NO
You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed.
The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Smoking pot
Absolutely not. If anything you are at greater risk of having a complication.
Smoking pot is not like having cookies and milk. Unfortunately society is trying to trivialize its use -wrongly i might add.

In brief: Smoking pot
Absolutely not. If anything you are at greater risk of having a complication.
Smoking pot is not like having cookies and milk. Unfortunately society is trying to trivialize its use -wrongly i might add.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
In brief: No
This drug will have no effect on your anesthetic.
The chemicals inside the smoke will increase the reactivity of your airway and increase your coughing. I have to mention that this drug is not good for you, and unless there is a need for it it should be stopped.

In brief: No
This drug will have no effect on your anesthetic.
The chemicals inside the smoke will increase the reactivity of your airway and increase your coughing. I have to mention that this drug is not good for you, and unless there is a need for it it should be stopped.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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