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Can novocain (procaine) have side effects after?

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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Unlikely!: Novocaine, which is a type of local anesthesia injected to numb an area, wears off relatively quickly within an hour or two. It is absorbed into the body and metabolized. Once the numbing effect is gone, there are no other side effects.
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Synanswered
Dentistry 39 years experience
Sometime...: Novocain (procaine) side effects are rare. Some are temporary tingling, numbness and pain around the injection site. Most of these usually go away with time. More severe side effects-- anaphalactic shock, irregular heart rate with pain, anxiety (fainting), nausea, need to be reported to your dentist or emergency room. There are other anesthetics other than novacain that have more side effects.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can novocain (procaine) have side effects afterwards?

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Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
Dentistry 44 years experience
Possibly: It depends on what you are asking. The normal side effects are numbness, loss of sensation in the area of injection. Depending on the type and what vasoconstrictor was used there could be other side effects.

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