Can I take Vicodin the day BEFORE surgery? I'm having wisdom teeth pulled and they're putting me to sleep. Interaction with Vicodin and an anesthetic?

Good Question. Is there really any reason to to take the vicodin the day before surgery? Are you in that much pain that tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working? If so, you need to let your oral surgeon know. In any event, only the person administering the anesthesia can authorize the use of sedatives that could adversely affect your care. Give them a call.
You may and probably. should take the Vicodin. The anesthesiologist will titrate your medication and will probably include a narcotic.

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I've got to get my wisdom teeth pulled, then have jaw allignment surgery! I'm terrified, any advice?

Talk to your surgeon. Any surgical procedure can be scary. Talk to your surgeon and his staff who will be working with you on your surgeries. They should be able to address any concerns and provide you with information about your concerns to help you feel more comfortable about your upcoming surgeries. You can also go to myoms.Org, a website with information on your procedures. Read more...

Need expert opinion on when getting your wisdom teeth pulled out do you go under some kind of sleep?

Maybe. That is one option if you need it request it, and your dentist is trained to do it safely. Read more...
Depends. If you want that, talk to your dentist. Often, the wisdom teeth are above the gumline and can be quickly and easily removed, using regular local anesthetic. If difficult removal (if impacted, under the gumline) then you may be more comfortable being asleep. Read more...

Is it safe to have wisdom teeth pulled under sedation, if I have sleep apnea? I have had issues with heavy sedation after operations.

Should be. I.V. sedation can be very carefully administered to keep you in the lightest possible level of sedation for comfort. We sometimes hold the tongue forward to help keep maximum opening of the airway. Discuss with your Oral Surgeon. Good Luck. Read more...
Special care! IV sedation requires an increased vigilance in any patient with obstructive sleep apnea. The use of CO2 monitoring during moderate or deep sedation is recommended. Read more...