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How can you make novocain (procaine) wear off faster?

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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Less med or no epi

For certain procedures your dentist may be able to use less medication, or one without a vasoconstrictor, which will allow the anesthetic to wear off faster. Oraverse is a medication your dentist can inject to reverse the effects of the anesthetic, but involves an additional injection and still takes at least an hour to work.

In brief: Less med or no epi

For certain procedures your dentist may be able to use less medication, or one without a vasoconstrictor, which will allow the anesthetic to wear off faster. Oraverse is a medication your dentist can inject to reverse the effects of the anesthetic, but involves an additional injection and still takes at least an hour to work.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Remember

That the faster it wears off, the more quickly you will feel the post-operative pain and probably require pain meds.

In brief: Remember

That the faster it wears off, the more quickly you will feel the post-operative pain and probably require pain meds.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. David Stall
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: New drug available

Short answer is nothing.
However, there is a new drug out that some dentists are starting to use that actually reverses the effects of a local anesthetic. It's called oraverse. It is not in wide use et, but you could ask your dentist if you want to use it. It does mean another injection in the site of the numbing injection, though.

In brief: New drug available

Short answer is nothing.
However, there is a new drug out that some dentists are starting to use that actually reverses the effects of a local anesthetic. It's called oraverse. It is not in wide use et, but you could ask your dentist if you want to use it. It does mean another injection in the site of the numbing injection, though.
Dr. David Stall
Dr. David Stall
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry

In brief: Not much

Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors usually 1-2 hours.
May be prolonged if used with other meds. Dr l.

In brief: Not much

Length of anesthesia can vary depending on a variety of factors usually 1-2 hours.
May be prolonged if used with other meds. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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