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A 29-year-old female asked:

Getting hernia surgery april 7 do i need to avoid novocain (procaine) just like motrin, for 1 week suppose to get dental work done.

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
No.: Avoiding Novocaine is not necessary. But do tell your dentist about the upcoming surgery before he does any procedure or prescribes any medication.
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
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Thanks for the Thank You note! It was kind of you to send it. I hope your doctor answers all your questions and everything goes well for you.
Apr 17, 2019

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