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If you get anesthesia, will you start to drool?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Drool

Local anesthesia for a dental procedure will do this.
General anesthesia does not make you drool.

In brief: Drool

Local anesthesia for a dental procedure will do this.
General anesthesia does not make you drool.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily

During general anesthesia, a patient usually isn't able to swallow or perform any other voluntary motion.
Saliva may collect in the mouth, and is suctioned out before waking up. Some of the meds used in anesthesia tend to dry out the mouth and reduce the amount of saliva. People in the OR are professionals, and take care of all aspects of what happens while a patient is asleep.

In brief: Not necessarily

During general anesthesia, a patient usually isn't able to swallow or perform any other voluntary motion.
Saliva may collect in the mouth, and is suctioned out before waking up. Some of the meds used in anesthesia tend to dry out the mouth and reduce the amount of saliva. People in the OR are professionals, and take care of all aspects of what happens while a patient is asleep.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. William Jenkins
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes,

after the anesthesia and before the breathing tube is removed the anesthesiologist will suction your mouth and wipe of any on your face

In brief: Yes,

after the anesthesia and before the breathing tube is removed the anesthesiologist will suction your mouth and wipe of any on your face
Dr. William Jenkins
Dr. William Jenkins
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In brief: No

Not usually.

In brief: No

Not usually.
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Sometimes

There are some individuals, and some medications that can increase oral secretions.
This might cause you to drool. There are medications to decrease this occurrence, but even if it does happens we would never tell you.

In brief: Sometimes

There are some individuals, and some medications that can increase oral secretions.
This might cause you to drool. There are medications to decrease this occurrence, but even if it does happens we would never tell you.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Anesthesiology

In brief: Sometimes

Patients do salivate under anesthesia, however certain medications do dry out secretions.

In brief: Sometimes

Patients do salivate under anesthesia, however certain medications do dry out secretions.
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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