A 34-year-old member asked:
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is there a good way to make novacaine wear off faster?

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Dr. Brian Struyk
21 years experience Anesthesiology
You can't.: I'm aware of several ways to make local anesthetics last longer, but none to make it wear off faster.
Answered on Sep 25, 2016
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Dr. Lewis Margolis
48 years experience Anesthesiology
Novocaine: Novocaine , or procaine, is a short acting local anesthetic. It wears off relatively quickly ( minutes to a few hours). Most patients like the fact that after a minor surgery, there is little pain after novocaine. A little patience is called for.
Answered on Sep 20, 2016
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