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Wondering if it's normal to have novocaine when getting your teeth cleaned?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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In brief: Sometimes

Depending upon the tenacity and amount of calculus deposits and your pain threshold, just to mention some factors, requiring local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and the dentist can do what is necessary, is not uncommon.
Each case is different.

In brief: Sometimes

Depending upon the tenacity and amount of calculus deposits and your pain threshold, just to mention some factors, requiring local anesthetic to ensure that you are comfortable and the dentist can do what is necessary, is not uncommon.
Each case is different.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Know that Novacaine is no longer used, but there are many other excellent anesthetic available if your Dentist and you decide that's the best route to go.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Novo sine has become a generic term for all local anesthetics!
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