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How long does it take for novocain (procaine) to wear off usually ?

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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Reversal agent

There is now an injection that can be given at the end of an appointment that actually reverses the numbness immediately.
It is relatively expensive, and i like the fact that the numbness lingers during the immediate post treatment period. Nsaid administration also insures post injection comfort.

In brief: Reversal agent

There is now an injection that can be given at the end of an appointment that actually reverses the numbness immediately.
It is relatively expensive, and i like the fact that the numbness lingers during the immediate post treatment period. Nsaid administration also insures post injection comfort.
Thank
Dr. David Stall
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Average is 2 hours

To be precise, novocaine is no longer in use.
Lidocaine is most popular anesthetic used and the numbing effect lasts about 60 minutes on the tooth and about 2 hours on soft tissue like lips and tongue. Other anesthetics that dentists use may last from 45 minutes to 8 hours depending on the need and situation.

In brief: Average is 2 hours

To be precise, novocaine is no longer in use.
Lidocaine is most popular anesthetic used and the numbing effect lasts about 60 minutes on the tooth and about 2 hours on soft tissue like lips and tongue. Other anesthetics that dentists use may last from 45 minutes to 8 hours depending on the need and situation.
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1 1/2 - 2 hours

Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors.

In brief: 1 1/2 - 2 hours

Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors.
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