A 42-year-old member asked:
how can you get novocain (procaine) to wear off faster?
3 doctor answers
Dr. David Laha answered
37 years experience Podiatry
Not much: Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors usually 1-2 hours. May be prolonged if used with other meds. Dr l.
Answered on Jul 4, 2012
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum answered
31 years experience Dentistry
Exercise: Exaercise will speed up blood flow & might move the anesthetic away faster. Otherwise, there is a medicine your dentist can order for you. It's quite expensive, but can get rid of numbness in 1/2 hr.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012
Dr. Arnold Perman answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Oraverse: Oraverse is an anesthesia reversal agent that will shorten the effect of novocain, (procaine) however, after some procedures it is may be beneficial to let the anesthesia run its course so as to prevent post-op sensitivity.
Answered on Apr 14, 2015
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