A 37-year-old member asked:
how long does novocain (procaine) anesthetic take to wear off?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Leto Quarles answered
23 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 wear off in about 3-6 hours. Sometimes novocaine is mixed with Marcaine or another local anesthetic, and may take up to 12 hours to completely wear off. If you are worried, check with the doctor who did the procedure you were numbed up for.
Answered on Jan 19, 2016
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