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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

Dr. Amit Basu
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Does it hurt to get a novocain (procaine) shot at the dentist?

Does it hurt to get a novocain (procaine) shot at the dentist?

Not really: Pain is actually very subjective, while someone may feel it hurts terribly, someone else may not feel it at all. A big part of it is how 'heavy-handed' or gentle your dentist is, and you can talk to some of his/her patients to get an idea. Ask your dentist to put a bit of topical anesthetic before you get the shot, and it will help you in feeling less of the pinch of the needle. ...Read more

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How does a novocain (procaine) shot feel on the mouth?

How does a novocain (procaine) shot feel on the mouth?

Depends: There are some areas where it is possible to give anesthetic almost completely painless. If your dentist uses topical anesthetic first and leaves it on long enough, goes slow and uses body temperature anesthetic, it is very palatable. There are some things like vibroject and the sta wand system that can make other areas better, too. ...Read more

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Does the novocain (procaine) shot hurt for cavity filling?

No: Your dentist will most likely use a topical anesthetic to numb the gingival tissues prior to injection. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the numbness after a novocain (procaine) shot?

How do you get rid of the numbness after a novocain (procaine) shot?

Wait: It will wear off over time. I assume if you are writing it has been more than a few hours already. If this has been going on greater than 24 hours call your dentist. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the numbness feeling from a novocain (procaine) shot?

How do you get rid of the numbness feeling from a novocain (procaine) shot?

Wait: The numbness from an anesthetic injection should go away on its own within 2 to 8 hours. If the numbness doesn't go away, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of the numbness from a novocain (procaine) shot so you can function?

How do you get rid of the numbness from a novocain (procaine) shot so you can function?

Tincture of time: Although there is an injectable drug that can reverse the effects of local anesthetic (phentolamine mesylate), patients tend to resist the idea of additional injections. The most practical approach to abolishing numbness is to allow time for nature to take its course. In the future, you might consider asking for an anesthetic without a vasoconstrictor, as this has a shorter duration of action. ...Read more

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Can I ask the dentist to not put numbing paste on before the novocain (procaine) shot?

Can I ask the dentist to not put numbing paste on before the novocain (procaine) shot?

Of course: Of course, you can ask the dentist anything. The numbing gel you are talking about is usually 20% lidocaine. It numbs the surface before the needle is inserted. ...Read more

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Does a chicken pox vaccine hurt more than a novocain (procaine) shot?

Not as bad.: 1 of the effects of lydicane is to numb the area but unfortunately there's a burning sensation as that process takes place within the nerve cells. The vaccine does not contain any numbing medication so ironically it will hurt less than getting numbing medication does. You should have no trouble. ...Read more

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If I ice the side of my cheek where the shot of novocain (procaine) was, will the numbness go away?

If I ice the side of my cheek where the shot of novocain (procaine) was, will the numbness go away?

It will go away: Regardless of what you do. If you apply ice, you decrease circulation and will actually cause it to take longer to go away. Mild exercise might speed up the process. Personally, I would just wait it out. ...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?

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?

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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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

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Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

Are novocain (procaine) injections at the dentist painful?

Sometimes: We would love to be able to always give patients painless injections. Most often the pain is minimal. Depending on the type of injection and where it is given, some hurt more than others. Your dentist should use topical anesthetics to pre-numb the site and careful technique to minimize discomfort. ...Read more

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Will my fillings hurt after novocain (procaine) wears off?

Will my fillings hurt after novocain (procaine) wears off?

Short answer, "No": You might have some residual discomfort after the "novocaine" wears off. It might be due to the actual injection and/or the drilling of the tooth, but if there is any discomfort, it should resolve very rapidly. If not, go back to your dentist. Sometimes the bite needs a little refinement, or there are other underlying problems that have to be addressed, especially in deep, extensive fillings. ...Read more

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Why does dr pinch skin before he injects the novocain (procaine)?

For your comfort: Pinching the skin while injecting causes nerve fibers to transmit the sensation of "pain" to the brain. Once these fibers have sent their signal, they cannot immediately send another signal, which makes the actual injection more comfortable until the anesthetic has a chance to take effect. Also, pinching may be performed to protect an anatomic structure. ...Read more

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General anesthetic vs novocain, (procaine) what's the difference?

With Lidocaine..: .... You're not asleep, you're just numb. With a general anesthetic, you're asleep. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of too much novocain (procaine) besides numbness?

What are the side effects of too much novocain (procaine) besides numbness?

Systemic: Side effects such as jitters, ringing in the ears, metallic taste in the mouth, irritability, seizures and eventually heart rythmn problems can occur. ...Read more

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How can novocain (procaine) works on axon membrane?

How can novocain (procaine) works on axon membrane?

Sodium channels: Local anesthetics work on the neuron's sodium channels inhibiting ion exchange and therefore depolarization of the nerve. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for novocain (procaine) overdose?

Seek medical help: How did you od on novocaine? You need urgent medical care. Irreversible cardiac arrythmias can occur. ...Read more

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Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

Would my allergy medicine react with novocain (procaine)?

No: A reaction between you allery medication and dental novocaine (a brand name for dental anesthesia) should not happen. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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