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

2-3 hours. Most of the time it takes 2-3 hours for novacaine to wear off. Sometimes it can seem a bit longer. There are some brands that last twice as long. Read more...
Depends on Type. Short acting will last 1-3 hrs medium will typically last 2-4 hrs and long acting can be 8-12 hrs. Read more...
It varies. Novocaine is rarely used today. The most common local anesthetic is lidocaine, and the most common formulation is packaged with epinephrine. Lidocaine with Epinephrine will usually provide deep anesthesia to the nerve of a tooth for 45 minutes and for the soft tissue, lips, gums, etc, for twice that. Anesthetic without Epinephrine wears off quicker. Some anesthetics, like marcaine, can last hours. Read more...

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

2 hours. Novocaine is the brand name of an anesthetic that is no longer used. Most likely the anesthetic you were given was lidocaine. Lidocaine is the most commonly used anesthetic in general dentistry and it wears off in about 2 hours. Read more...
1-6 hours. There is variation between individuals. On average it takes a few hours and it usually wears off gradually. It also depends on the amount of anesthetic and the formulation of the anesthetic. Depending on the formulation or dosage, the numbness can last for most of the day. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...