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Wisdom Teeth and Oral Surgery

Is it normal to dry heave or vomit after oral surgery?

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May 16, 2008 5:38AM

While it is not considered "normal" to vomit following oral surgery, it is a complication that is anticipated. Some people will react this way because of either the anesthetics or from swallowing blood during the surgery.

If the surgeon planned to use sedation as part of the procedure, you were told to not eat or drink anything for several hours prior to the surgery. This was to prevent you from aspirating stomach contents into your lungs if you vomited during the procedure.

Once the anesthetics have all been metabolized by the liver within a day or so, you should be feeling fine. If you continue to vomit or bleed, notify your surgeon and keep him/her apprised of your situation. Follow their instructions.