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Is It Possible to Wake Up During Oral Surgery?

Posted on 7/10/2023 by Dr. Johnson
Is It Possible to Wake Up During Oral Surgery?Minutes before you go for a major oral surgery, an oral surgeon will administer general anesthesia to make you unconscious throughout the procedure. The anesthesia causes you to be unaware of the whole procedure when it starts taking effect. It is, however, rare to wake up during dental surgery.

Dentistry research says that one case out of a thousand procedures is where a patient wakes up during the procedure. It is a condition medically referred to as anesthesia awareness. The patient can recall an event during the surgery or remember their surroundings while under general anesthesia. While this scenario is upsetting, the patient does not feel any pain during this time.

Why some Individuals encounter Anesthesia Awareness?

There are a few reasons why anesthesia awareness can happen during a dental procedure or any other medical procedure. For example, this experience is common among patients with several medical conditions. Various procedures and circumstances can heighten the risk of anesthesia awareness, given that the correct dosage of anesthesia may fail to be administered correctly.

While it is uncommon for one to wake up when a dental procedure is underway, it may happen. An oral surgeon must do everything required to prevent anesthesia awareness.

Reducing the Chances of Anesthesia Awareness

Prior to undergoing oral surgery, an oral surgeon or dentist anesthesiologist will learn about your health condition and your previous experiences with anesthesia. Give the oral surgeon the information needed regarding your health, including all prescriptions and medications you are on, drug and alcohol use, or concerns you might have about the use of anesthesia.

Please feel free to visit our dental office to talk to our oral surgery specialist about your concerns with anesthesia and know more about our dental services. We want every patient to be aware of what happens when oral surgery is being done and what to can expect.

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