Can I drive myself home after having dental root amputation?

You can probably drive yourself home after having a dental root amputation, but you should confirm that with your dentist before the surgery appointment. Dental root amputation is usually done with local anesthesia, which means a shot will numb your mouth area and will wear off a few hours afterwards. The local anesthesia is not sedating. If you have any concerns, bring someone along to drive you home.

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