Shocking Experiences from People Who Woke Up During Surgery

Feeling the Pain of a Wisdom Tooth Extraction

The importance of staying asleep during surgery cannot be overstated to save patients the excruciating pains they could face when they suddenly wake, especially during a wisdom teeth extraction. This individual underwent wisdom teeth extraction and woke up through the procedure, even after receiving Halcyon and local anesthesia to stay asleep. 

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This patient vaguely remembers crying from the amount of pain from the procedure after waking up as the dentist struggled to pull a tooth out. The experience was painful and traumatic, and the doctor told the patient to tell them if it hurt. The patient tried to inform the doctor but was heavily drugged, and the doctor’s hand was in their mouth. 

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