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Are there alternatives using novocain (procaine) if the patient has a problem with "...Cain" drugs? Patients heart rate spikes when given novocain (procaine)

Are there alternatives using novocain (procaine) if the patient has a problem with "...Cain" drugs? Patients heart rate spikes when given novocain (procaine)

Carbocaine: The reason your heart rate spikes with novocaine is due to the Epinephrine which acts like adrenaline to speed up your heart. Carbocaine does not contain Epinephrine which will not cause heart rate spikes. ...Read more

Dr. Amit Basu
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How will it feel to have my cavity drilled without novocaine? I used to do it without any drugs.

How will it feel to have my cavity drilled without novocaine? I used to do it without any drugs.

Depends: Some smaller areas of decay can be removed without local anesthesia. There are a number of dentists who are using lasers to remove decay and are able to treat some decayed teeth comfortably without administering local anesthesia. Some describe the removal of decay with a laser as a much more comfortable procedure than the traditional drill. Deep areas of decay would likely require anesthesia. ...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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How long does novocain (procaine) injection last?

How long does novocain (procaine) injection last?

2-5 hours: Typically 2-3 hours on the upper and 3-5 hours on the lower. ...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?

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?

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 commonly used anesthetic in general dentistry and it wears off in about 2 hours. ...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?

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

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I need to know if there is anything I can take besides novocain (procaine) that is as effective?

For what?: Effective for what? Your post does not say. In addition, you cannot "take" novocaine... It needs to be administered by injection. ...Read more

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What is an antagonist of novocain (procaine)?

None: There is no reversal agent for this drug, it just has to "wear off" on its own ...Read more

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Can novocain (procaine) have side effects after?

Can novocain (procaine) have side effects after?

Sometime...: Novocain (procaine) side effects are rare. Some are temporary tingling, numbness and pain around the injection site. Most of these usually go away with time. More severe side effects-- anaphalactic shock, irregular heart rate with pain, anxiety (fainting), nausea, need to be reported to your dentist or emergency room. There are other anesthetics other than novacain that have more side effects. ...Read more

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Can novocain (procaine) have side effects afterwards?

Can novocain (procaine) have side effects afterwards?

Possibly: It depends on what you are asking. The normal side effects are numbness, loss of sensation in the area of injection. Depending on the type and what vasoconstrictor was used there could be other side effects. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Novocain (procaine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Novocain (procaine) overdose?

Too much.: Overdose simply means you took too much; this can be uncomfortable or dangerous (even life-threatening). It's important that you always take any medications under the supervision of a trained health professional. Incidentally Novocain is (as far as I'm aware) no longer used in dentistry; because of allergy issues this application was discontinued many years ago. ...Read more

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First cavity filled tomorrow. I'm kinda nervous actually. Does the novocain (procaine) hurt?

A little bit: There will be a slight pinch and some burning when the dentist injects, but it goes away quickly and your mouth goes numb. ...Read more

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Will docs give me anything besides novocain, (procaine) like something to make me relax more?

Novocain (procaine): We don't use novocain (procaine) in the usa. It isn't advisable to take anxiolytics before your surgery, if you aren't a chronic user. It raises issues of impairment and inability to consent to a procedure. Request intravenous sedation with your procedure. If they are not skilled with IV sedation, then ask for nitrous oxide. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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