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How long would novacaine last?

Thanks for asking!: Depending where injected it could be between 1 and 5 hrs. ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Novocain (Definition)

Novocain is an ether anesthetic which is a kind ...Read more


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Will novacaine make my dimples go away?

Will novacaine make my dimples go away?

No : Lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to "numb" an area of the body prior to a procedure. The drug is relatively short acting. ...Read more

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How long do the effects of novacaine last?

How long do the effects of novacaine last?

Depends.: Novocaine has not been used in the us for many years. Newer, more effective local anesthetics have replaced it. Some last longer than others and where the injection is given matters as well. Lower teeth can stay numb longer. The amount given will also determine duration. In general, numbness will last from 30 minutes to up to 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to make novacaine wear off faster?

Is there a good way to make novacaine wear off faster?

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. ...Read more

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Does novacaine come in a pressed pill form? Please, need some answers?

Does novacaine come in a pressed pill form? Please, need some answers?

Novocaine : is used less frequently today since more effective and less allergenic alternatives such as Lidocaine exist. The "novacaine" has become the generic term for anything that a dentist injects to get you numb.Novocaine is used as an injection form only. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for a novacaine shot. How many shots are usually administered?

Can you tell me for a novacaine shot. How many shots are usually administered?

As needed: Every person is different, some teeth may need less then a cartridge (1.8ml). Some other teeth more then one, the max depends on the age, the heath and the weight of the patient, some agents are more potent then others. Ultimately it depends on your reaction and to the effect of the anesthetic. Hope this help ease your concerns. Good luck, dr mokbel, scdntalimplants.Com. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the active ingredients in novacaine?

I was wondering what are the active ingredients in novacaine?

Novacaine: Novacaine has not been used for years. Other more common local anesthetics are: lidocaine, mepivicaine, prilocaine, articaine and bupivacaine. ...Read more

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Any way to speed up novacaine wearing off?

There is a product : Called OraVerse that your dentist can administer prior to finishing the procedure. It is costly however. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between procaine and novacaine?

Structure: The molecules are similar and do the same thing but their chemical structure is different. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can make novacaine (lidocaine) wear off faster?

Can i tell me how i can make novacaine (lidocaine) wear off faster?

Reversal Agent: There are really 2 ways you and your dentist, can control to quicken the length of action of local anesthesia. The first is under your control and that is overall metabolism. If you increase your metabolic rate, the Lidocaine will wear off faster. The second, requires a second injection of a reversal agent called "oraverse". There are others also used, but this is the most popular, currently. ...Read more

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I'm getting three cavities worked on tomorrow without novacaine. What am i in for?

I'm getting three cavities worked on tomorrow without novacaine. What am i in for?

Individual variance: This should be discussed with your dentist prior to him\her treating you. While there are some patients who do not require local anesthesia for fillings, & there are some very small fillings that require no local anesthesia, most patients do require something to ensure they will be comfortable for the procedure. In some cases 'sweet air' is used alone or in combination with an injection. ...Read more

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Can you have a seizure from novacaine?

Can you have a seizure from novacaine?

Seizures from novaca: Yes, if the dose is too high or if it is injected directly into a blood vessel in a high dose. ...Read more

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Can novacaine/root canal make you sick?

Can novacaine/root canal make you sick?

Yes Many Factors: Just your anxiety or stress about the root canal can make you "sick". It is rare but possible to be allergic to "novocaine", now usually xylocaine (lidocaine). And if you received a lot of local anesthesia, the more possible. Lastly, if the tooth had a large infection, it is possible the root canal caused a systemic reaction. ...Read more

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How can you get novocain (procaine) to wear off?

How can you get novocain (procaine) to wear off?

Nothing: Getting the non-feeling of the Novocaine to wear off faster is often unsuccessful. If this is always the case, possibly ask your dentist to use an anesthetic that is designed to wear off faster. Still, each individual may react differently in terms of time for the Novocaine to dissipate. ...Read more

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Are there side effects from novacaine or lidocaine?

Possibly: If you have an untreated heart condition, some anesthetics contain Epinephrine and could result in a racing heart. Make sure to discuss your medical status with treating dentist. ...Read more

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