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Dr. Amit Basu
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Procaine (Definition)

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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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How can you make novocain (procaine) wear off faster?

How can  you make novocain (procaine) wear off faster?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take novocain (procaine) to wear off?

It varies.: Novocaine is rarely used today. The most common local anesthetic is lidocaine, and the most common formulation is packaged with epinephrine. Lidocaine with Epinephrine will usually provide deep anesthesia to the nerve of a tooth for 45 minutes and for the soft tissue, lips, gums, etc, for twice that. Anesthetic without Epinephrine wears off quicker. Some anesthetics, like marcaine, can last hours. ...Read more

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

Oraverse: Oraverse is an anesthesia reversal agent that will shorten the effect of novocain, (procaine) however, after some procedures it is may be beneficial to let the anesthesia run its course so as to prevent post-op sensitivity. ...Read more

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I'm scared of just getting novocain, (procaine) what to do?

I'm scared of just getting novocain, (procaine) what to do?

Fear of injections: First- find a recommended and compassionate dentist. Second-ask to discuss this issue prior to any procedure. Third-trust the dentist as he she has extensive experience and techniques to minimize any discomfort. Fourth- see if your dentist uses "sweet air" as it really gets your mind off the treatment and relaxes you. Patients love it. Finally-like jumping in a pool\ocean, never as bad as u think! ...Read more

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How long does it normally take novocain (procaine) to wear off?

How long does it normally take novocain (procaine) to wear off?

1-6 hours: There is variation between individuals. On average it takes a few hours and it usually wears off gradually. It also depends on the amount of anesthetic and the formulation of the anesthetic. Depending on the formulation or dosage, the numbness can last for most of the day. ...Read more

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How long does it take for novocain (procaine) to wear off usually ?

How long does it take for novocain (procaine) to wear off usually ?

Reversal agent: There is now an injection that can be given at the end of an appointment that actually reverses the numbness immediately. It is relatively expensive, and i like the fact that the numbness lingers during the immediate post treatment period. Nsaid administration also insures post injection comfort. ...Read more

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What else can I take besides the novocain (procaine) shot to stop pain?

Evaluation : You need comprehensive evaluation of what is causing your pain, does it require surgical correction, will you need physical therapy , what medications are the best. There are no direct answer. Did you try ipobrufen if there are no contraindications. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Novocain (Definition)

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