Community Web Version Now Available
Iris
How can I describe the process? of getting back to normal after going to the dentist's when your mouth is still numb Can I say "She is recovering from anaesthesia."?
May 27, 2015 4:44 PM
7
0
Answers · 7
Yes that is a perfectly acceptable sentence.
May 27, 2015
"She is recovering from anaesthesia." tends to imply recovering from an operation after a general anaesthetic. We tend not to use the word anaesthesia so much when talking about the dentist. "Recovering" also sounds too drastic, i.e. coming back to consciousness. I think hmano's suggestion is a good one, i.e. "the numbness is wearing off". An alternative would be "waiting for the feeling to return".
May 27, 2015
Thank you, hmano.
May 27, 2015
Sorry:) The numbness IS wearing off.
May 27, 2015
Perhaps: The numbness wearing off.
May 27, 2015
Iris
Language Skills
English, Russian
Learning Language
English