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Is it common to throw up after having your wisdom teeth removed?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Sometimes as a response to IV sedation.
Sometimes a response to postop oral narcotics. If you are prone to postop nausea/vomiting, tell your oral surgeon. There are precautions he can take. If you already have the problem postop, try to have some food on your stomach before taking your pain meds.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes as a response to IV sedation.
Sometimes a response to postop oral narcotics. If you are prone to postop nausea/vomiting, tell your oral surgeon. There are precautions he can take. If you already have the problem postop, try to have some food on your stomach before taking your pain meds.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually not

It depends if you have had sedation.
Usually, the nausea and vomiting is due to the sedation and not the removal of the wisdom teeth. Narcotic pain medications such as vicodin can have a side effect of throwing up. Some patients may throw up if they happen to swallow a small amount blood.

In brief: Usually not

It depends if you have had sedation.
Usually, the nausea and vomiting is due to the sedation and not the removal of the wisdom teeth. Narcotic pain medications such as vicodin can have a side effect of throwing up. Some patients may throw up if they happen to swallow a small amount blood.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: It happens

It is one of the risks when having wisdom teeth removed.
It is most often a reaction to the medications given.

In brief: It happens

It is one of the risks when having wisdom teeth removed.
It is most often a reaction to the medications given.
Dr. Justin Zumstein
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Dr. Edwin Schuller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Its more dangerous not to have them removed.

In brief: Yes

Its more dangerous not to have them removed.
Dr. Edwin Schuller
Dr. Edwin Schuller
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
Dentistry

In brief: It happens.

When your whole muth is numb you swallow as a reaction anyway.
But if you add blood, yucky tasting anesthetic and excess saliva from the surgery then you might throw up. Also, if you had general anesthesia...Some people don't tolerate it to well. Earl.

In brief: It happens.

When your whole muth is numb you swallow as a reaction anyway.
But if you add blood, yucky tasting anesthetic and excess saliva from the surgery then you might throw up. Also, if you had general anesthesia...Some people don't tolerate it to well. Earl.
Dr. Earl Sandroff
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