There are a ton of post-wisdom teeth removal videos online that show funny reactions people have when waking up from the general anesthesia. Generally, the videos are taken by the parents of those undergoing the procedure and end up being so funny that they have to share them online. Many have gone viral and been shared on various social media platforms. Ever wondered what makes people behave so silly after they wake up from their wisdom teeth extractions?
The Culprit: Anesthesia
It is the anesthesia, or sedation method, that makes people a little loopy. Since wisdom teeth removal can be painful, the anesthesia acts to prevent that pain and at the same time makes you feel a bit out of it. Some people react differently to the anesthesia than others, and it is the ones that are a bit more sensitive to it that end up having the over the top reactions.
There are two general categories of sedation:
Which type of sedation is best? There are several factors such as comfort level, nervousness, an overactive gag reflex or length of the procedure that can dictate a better option. Always discuss with your dentist to find the best option for you!