A 48-year-old member asked:
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general anesthetic vs novocain, (procaine) what's the difference?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
With Lidocaine..: .... You're not asleep, you're just numb. With a general anesthetic, you're asleep.
Answered on Feb 15, 2020

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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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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
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Novocaine: Should not be, as u are first given local anesthetic on site of injection before the novocaine.
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You will feel sore.: You may feel a little bit of soreness and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures immediately after the novocain (procaine) wears off and maybe for a ... Read More

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