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How many novocaine shots do they use for root canal?
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Few of them(3-5)
They have to be sure that area is numb so they could work on it.

In brief: Few of them(3-5)
They have to be sure that area is numb so they could work on it.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Depends
Sometimes with an infected tooth, the shots may not be 100 % effective so many shots may be required.
However, not too many shots are required for a root canal.

In brief: Depends
Sometimes with an infected tooth, the shots may not be 100 % effective so many shots may be required.
However, not too many shots are required for a root canal.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Aaron Cook
Dentistry
In brief: As many as necessary
Prior to starting a root canal, a dentist wants the tooth to be completely numb.
Different teeth require different amounts of local anesthetic ("novacaine") in order to become numb...And different people will require differing amounts. In general, though, the dentist will use the lowest amount possible that achieves the required level of "numbness".

In brief: As many as necessary
Prior to starting a root canal, a dentist wants the tooth to be completely numb.
Different teeth require different amounts of local anesthetic ("novacaine") in order to become numb...And different people will require differing amounts. In general, though, the dentist will use the lowest amount possible that achieves the required level of "numbness".
Dr. Aaron Cook
Dr. Aaron Cook
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