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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from general anesthesia after a wisdom tooth extraction?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Depends on your body mass, the type of anesthesia used, the length of the procedure, and how your body metabolizes the anesthetic agent.
Usually mostly worn off in 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, but may have some residual effects for 24hrs or longer. No 2 people are alike, so get your support system in order, and follow your oral surgeons post-surgical instructions to the letter.

In brief: Depends

Depends on your body mass, the type of anesthesia used, the length of the procedure, and how your body metabolizes the anesthetic agent.
Usually mostly worn off in 30 minutes to 2-3 hours, but may have some residual effects for 24hrs or longer. No 2 people are alike, so get your support system in order, and follow your oral surgeons post-surgical instructions to the letter.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Dentistry - Cosmetic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia Recovery

This is entirely based on the kind and dosage of anesthesia used.
Only the dentist that is doing the surgery can answer this question for you. However, normal and usual is anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.

In brief: Anesthesia Recovery

This is entirely based on the kind and dosage of anesthesia used.
Only the dentist that is doing the surgery can answer this question for you. However, normal and usual is anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
So don't expect to drive home after the surgery. Have someone drive you to and from the appointment.
Dr. John Wilson
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not long

Depends on what they use. You should be able to work the next day.

In brief: Not long

Depends on what they use. You should be able to work the next day.
Dr. John Wilson
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Talk to Dentist

Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient.
If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. A general anesthetic will clear very quickly (within hours).

In brief: Talk to Dentist

Most teeth extractions can be done under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient.
If there are especially impacted teeth then some sedation might be indicated. I don't even remember the procedure after a little dose of valium. If you have concerns please contact your dentist and discuss these fears with him. Good luck. A general anesthetic will clear very quickly (within hours).
Dr. Richard Pollard
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