I'm 16 and will going under general anesthesia to get my 4 wisdom teeth pulled. I've never had surgery or general anesthesia before and I'm really SCARED of the whole procedure and post-op/recovery.
My main fear is that I don't know the oral surgeon that well (only seen him twice), and I haven't even met the anesthesiologist or other staff that will be working on me during my surgery. I'll be completely at their "mercy" for the time that I'm out. Of course, my Mom will be there too but I won't have any say till I wake up.
I know alot of people go through this every year but I'm still nervous about all of this. Will I be breathing on my own? Will the anesthesiologist stay with me during the entire surgery? When will my Mom be able to join me after the surgery? How long will it take for him to pull all 4 teeth AND put in a TAD(temporary anchorage device) to work with my braces? How does the whole procedure go step-by-step? I read online that GA can make you nauseous or throw-up which I absolutely hate doing! If you follow the rules and fast before the surgery I know it won't be as likely to happen but I'm still worried that I might feel faint from not eating. So when can I start eating again after surgery? I know that's a lot of questions but I really want to know!
Please help me! Thanks in advance!