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

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: OraVerse

Oraverse is a medication that can be used to reverse the effects of the soft tissue effects of local anesthesia if a patient wants to decrease the duration of the local anesthetic.

In brief: OraVerse

Oraverse is a medication that can be used to reverse the effects of the soft tissue effects of local anesthesia if a patient wants to decrease the duration of the local anesthetic.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine

In brief: Give it time

Novocaine is a local anesthetic; it is supposed to make the area numb.
Depending on your metabolism and how much was used, novocaine shots typically wear off in about 3-6 hours. Sometimes novocaine is mixed with Marcaine or another local anesthetic, and may take up to 12 hours to completely wear off. If you are worried, check with the doctor who did the procedure you were numbed up for.

In brief: Give it time

Novocaine is a local anesthetic; it is supposed to make the area numb.
Depending on your metabolism and how much was used, novocaine shots typically wear off in about 3-6 hours. Sometimes novocaine is mixed with Marcaine or another local anesthetic, and may take up to 12 hours to completely wear off. If you are worried, check with the doctor who did the procedure you were numbed up for.
Dr. Leto Quarles
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