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How long can it take for local anesthesia injection to wear off?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner answered

Specializes in Surgery

It depends on what your doctor used. Most local anesthetic medications last about an hour. Some can last up to 24 hours, and there is a newer one that may not yet be available everywhere that reports that it can last up to 3 days.

Answered Nov 24, 2012



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Dr. Scott Harwood answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Usually 1-2 hours depending on the anesthetic and if it has Epinephrine in it.

Answered Jun 25, 2014


Dr. Richard Pollard answered

Specializes in Anesthesiology

Some local anesthetics wear off within 30 minutes, while other are specifically designed to be active for up to 20 hours. It depends on the type and location of the drug. Talk to your anesthesiologist about medications that they will use.

Answered Apr 24, 2015



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