What are the risks of having a general anaesthetic?

October 9, 2019

This type of treatment is not compulsory or life saving for any patient and, whilst there is a very small risk of not waking up after a general anaesthetic, this must be balanced with how much the tooth/jaw position is a concern to the patient and whether an operation can definitely improve jaw position.

Immediately following a general anaesthetic, you may feel tired, dizzy or weak. You must have someone to collect you and stay with you for the first 24 hours.

During the first 24 hours, you must not drive or operate any motorised vehicle or electrical equipment, sign any legal documents, make any important decisions, or drink any alcohol.

You may feel weak or dizzy at times during your first 7 – 10 days. If this happens, sit down until the feeling passes. You may also have the postoperative “blues”, though this should soon pass.

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