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Amy asked in HealthDental · 3 years ago

Have you driven after being knocked out for oral surgery? Did you have problems?

I know I'm not SUPPOSED to drive after being under anesthetic for oral surgery but is it really THAT big of a deal?

6 Answers

  • 3 years ago

    It's a tremendously big deal. It's such a big deal that they will refuse treatment unless you have a drive. I wasn't even allowed to leave the dental clinic when I was the driver for our daughters who had their wisdom teeth removed.

    No way could they have driven home anyway.

  • 3 years ago

    At our Dental Clinic which does anaesthesia, a friend or relative has to be with you and also sign in. If you have nobody with you, then they call a cab. You would be driving illegally if you drove under the influence of anaesthesia. It is considered a drug offence in the UK if you do so. You may feel capable, but you are not. You would be a danger to yourself and to others as your reflexes are too slow. So if you have nobody to go with you, then get a cab.

  • 3 years ago

    I had a stomach examination which included a mild anaesthetic, and the doctor wouldn't let me go until I called a friend to drive me home. I can't tell what would have happened if I just went and drove myself, maybe she would have taken my car key. My friend, whom I called and whose wife drove me and my car home, afterwards told me, I was looking like dizzy and talking weird.

    You don't FEEL like being dizzy and acting weird after anesthesia, but you ARE, and it's good to have friends to help you out. And if not, call a taxi.

  • 3 years ago

    YES! It IS a big deal.

    If you were to get into an accident on your drive home, you would be guilty of driving while impaired or some similar statute. That is <<serious>>, and if you hurt someone, you would be in BIG trouble.

    Do not do that. Have some one drive you.

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  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It is. If the dental office is telling you to have a safe and reliable method of transportation home it is for your own safety and the safety of others on the road. I was awake during a wisdom tooth extraction but my friends who have gone under describe it as feeling groggy, woozy, and off balance. No. Driving. Yourself.

  • m
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Oh yes. You need someone to drive you. Someone you trust. End of sentence, period. Need to. Important.

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