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Can I ask the dentist to not put numbing paste on before the novocain (procaine) shot?
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
In brief: Of course
Of course, you can ask the dentist anything.
The numbing gel you are talking about is usually 20% lidocaine. It numbs the surface before the needle is inserted.

In brief: Of course
Of course, you can ask the dentist anything.
The numbing gel you are talking about is usually 20% lidocaine. It numbs the surface before the needle is inserted.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry
In brief: Yes
Of course, the topical is there to help the little pinch as the needle enters the tissue.
If you dont like it let your dentist know.

In brief: Yes
Of course, the topical is there to help the little pinch as the needle enters the tissue.
If you dont like it let your dentist know.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dr. Jonathan Engel
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