A 44-year-old member asked:
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Why do I not respond to local anesthesia or novocaine?

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Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Potency: Potency of the medication can be affected by expiration date, sun light or high temperature or infection at the sight of injection, you need to discuss it with the operating physician
Answered on May 29, 2017

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