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Will general anesthesia before my wisdom teeth surgery make me puke?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possible!

Nausea is a common side effect of nearly all anesthetic drugs and of many pain relievers such as morphine, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or vicodin.
If you are prone to car sickness, you will be more likely to have nausea after anesthesia. Talk to your doctors about medications such as zofran that can be given during or after anesthesia to help prevent nausea. Good luck!

In brief: Possible!

Nausea is a common side effect of nearly all anesthetic drugs and of many pain relievers such as morphine, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or vicodin.
If you are prone to car sickness, you will be more likely to have nausea after anesthesia. Talk to your doctors about medications such as zofran that can be given during or after anesthesia to help prevent nausea. Good luck!
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Ernesto Pretto
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Some general anesthetics increase the risk of post operative nausea and vomiting (ponv).
For the most part anesthetic gases such as isoflurane, sevoflurane and nitrous oxide do contribute to increased risk of ponv.

In brief: Depends

Some general anesthetics increase the risk of post operative nausea and vomiting (ponv).
For the most part anesthetic gases such as isoflurane, sevoflurane and nitrous oxide do contribute to increased risk of ponv.
Dr. Ernesto Pretto
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Dr. Marguerite Myers
This may happen, however, please follow your surgeon's advice concerning eating prior to the surgical appointment & tell them yours reticular concerns.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Usually not

The anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction is usually a sedative anesthetic.
As such the risks for nausea and vomiting are minimized over a full general anesthetic. You can discuss these risks with your dentist and/or anesthesiologist prior to the procedure.

In brief: Usually not

The anesthesia for wisdom teeth extraction is usually a sedative anesthetic.
As such the risks for nausea and vomiting are minimized over a full general anesthetic. You can discuss these risks with your dentist and/or anesthesiologist prior to the procedure.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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