A 34-year-old member asked:
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how can you make novocain (procaine) wear off faster?

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Dr. David Laha
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. David Stall
37 years experience Dentistry
New drug available: Short answer is nothing. However, there is a new drug out that some dentists are starting to use that actually reverses the effects of a local anesthetic. It's called oraverse. It is not in wide use et, but you could ask your dentist if you want to use it. It does mean another injection in the site of the numbing injection, though.
Answered on May 18, 2016
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Remember: That the faster it wears off, the more quickly you will feel the post-operative pain and probably require pain meds.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Heidi Nelson
42 years experience Dentistry
Less med or no epi: For certain procedures your dentist may be able to use less medication, or one without a vasoconstrictor, which will allow the anesthetic to wear off faster. Oraverse is a medication your dentist can inject to reverse the effects of the anesthetic, but involves an additional injection and still takes at least an hour to work.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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Dr. Mark Sawyer
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2-3 hours: Most of the time it takes 2-3 hours for novacaine to wear off. Sometimes it can seem a bit longer. There are some brands that last twice as long.
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