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A 38-year-old member asked:

how can i make dental anesthesia go away faster?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Massage the area: Depending on where the anesthetic was given, massaging the area may help. In general, the anesthetic is formulated not to wear off quickly, giving your dentist time to work.
Dr. Don Millner
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
OraVerse; Carbocaine: 1. Local anesthetic without Epinephrine (often carbocaine) are of a much shorter duration and ideal for quick procedures. 2. If long duration anesthetic is need but you need to get back to function quickly. Suggest that your dentist use oraverse®. It is a local anesthesia reversal agent that accelerates the return to normal sensation. It could cost $10 - $30 but may be worth it to you.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can I excrete the dental anesthesia septocaine after a visit?

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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 41 years experience
Your body does it. : Septocaine is broken down by your liver and the by products are excreted in your urine. There is nothing you can do to facilitate this breakdown. It is one of the miracles of the human body.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How to naturally excrete the dental anesthesia septocaine after a visit?

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Dr. Scott Harwood
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Happens naturally: Septocaine with 1:100, 000 Epinephrine will last up to 60 minutes when it is infiltrated and 120 minutes for a nerve block. It will wear off naturally by itself.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to extract a tooth without anesthesia?

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Dr. Scott Bobbitt
Dentistry 32 years experience
Absolutely---: The dentist won't feel a thing! the patient, however, is on the receiving end--imagine pulling off a fingernail without being numb. Why would anyone do that? Same in dentistry. Getting numb is just not that big a deal--honest!
A 46-year-old member asked:

Do I have to have an anesthesia injection to have a tooth out?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: A local anesthetic injection is usually sufficient. Some dentists offer sedation should you need.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what are all dental methods of anesthesia?

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Dr. David Mcnay
Dentistry 26 years experience
Many choices: Anesthesia is a broad category so i will give an overview. Topical includes any liquid or solid which helps to alleviate pain and are placed on the gums. Injectables are just as you imagined and involve needles. Some dentists even work on folks who are under general anesthesia in a hospital setting. Some others feel clothes pins on the ear work as well. To each his own i say.

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