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Why does it take eight or more hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

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Dr. Robert Chin
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Your body

It is totally dependent on how your body metabolizes substance such as local anesthetic.
Some people are fine after a couple of hours, some take all day for the anesthetic to wear off.

In brief: Your body

It is totally dependent on how your body metabolizes substance such as local anesthetic.
Some people are fine after a couple of hours, some take all day for the anesthetic to wear off.
Dr. Robert Chin
Dr. Robert Chin
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice

In brief: Mtabolism

Some people's metabolism breaks down the Lidocaine more slowly then others.
Also, it depends on how much was used to numb the area. The more used usually the longer it takes to breakdown.

In brief: Mtabolism

Some people's metabolism breaks down the Lidocaine more slowly then others.
Also, it depends on how much was used to numb the area. The more used usually the longer it takes to breakdown.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
Thank
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