A 41-year-old member asked:
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how long before novocain (procaine) wears off?

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Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
1 1/2 - 2 hours: Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors.
Answered on Jul 4, 2012
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience Dentistry
30min - 4hrs: Depends on which anesthetic, how much used, where it was placed, but generally less than 4 hrs.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sawyer
36 years experience Dentistry
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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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
8 years experience Dentistry
2 hours: Novocaine is the brand name of an anesthetic that is no longer used. Most likely the anesthetic you were given was lidocaine. Lidocaine is the most co ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Laha
37 years experience Podiatry
1 1/2 - 2 hours: Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
22 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 ... Read More

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