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How long does novocain (procaine) anesthetic take to wear off?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management

In brief: Not long

Several hours at most.

In brief: Not long

Several hours at most.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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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
Dr. Leto Quarles
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