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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Reversal Agent: There are really 2 ways you and your dentist, can control to quicken the length of action of local anesthesia. The first is under your control and th ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Struyk
20 years experience Anesthesiology
You can't.: I'm aware of several ways to make local anesthetics last longer, but none to make it wear off faster.
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Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience Anesthesiology
Novocaine: Novocaine , or procaine, is a short acting local anesthetic. It wears off relatively quickly ( minutes to a few hours). Most patients like the fact ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Not much: Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors usually 1-2 hours. May be prolonged if used with other meds. Dr l.
Dr. David Stall
37 years experience Dentistry
New drug available: Short answer is nothing. However, there is a new drug out that some dentists are starting to use that actually reverses the effects of a local anesthe ... Read More
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Remember: That the faster it wears off, the more quickly you will feel the post-operative pain and probably require pain meds.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
Not much: Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors usually 1-2 hours. May be prolonged if used with other meds. Dr l.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
1 1/2 - 2 hours: Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience Dentistry
Time is the antidote: Most of the time dental anesthetics wear off with time. Depending on the type, concentration and amount of Epinephrine in the anesthetic will give yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sawyer
36 years experience Dentistry
2-3 hours: Most of the time it takes 2-3 hours for novacaine to wear off. Sometimes it can seem a bit longer. There are some brands that last twice as long.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
2 hours: Novocaine is the brand name of an anesthetic that is no longer used. Most likely the anesthetic you were given was lidocaine. Lidocaine is the most co ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
1 1/2 - 2 hours: Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 years experience Family Medicine
Give it time: Novocaine is a local anesthetic; it is supposed to make the area numb. Depending on your metabolism and how much was used, novocaine shots typically ... Read More

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