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A 32-year-old member asked:

can you tell me with what or how to naturally excrete the dental anesthesia septocaine after a visit?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Breakdown: All local anesthetics need to be broken down either in the liver or kidney. To speed up the process you can increase the flow of blood to the liver or kidney by taking in caffeine or by briskly walking or running. Septocaine should be used over the tooth only not as a 'block' say to numb your lower jaw. Anesth lasting less time, try Carbocaine with no Epinephrine takes longer to work lsts 1 hr.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Septocaine: Septocaine is metabolized by circulating enzymes in the blood and excreted primarily in the urine. You body takes care of this all for you. While you can't make much of a difference as to how quickly the effects dissipate, your own metabolism, health, physical activity and body temperature play a small role.

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Where can I find information on the net about dental health?

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