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Is it weird for it to take hours for lidocaine or carbocaine to wear off after my dental work?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

On how the anesthetic was given, how much and if over the course of a long appointment.
There are other local anesthetics that are designed to last longer.

In brief: It depends

On how the anesthetic was given, how much and if over the course of a long appointment.
There are other local anesthetics that are designed to last longer.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Lidocaine can take hrs, carbo usually is less than 2 hrs.

In brief: Maybe

Lidocaine can take hrs, carbo usually is less than 2 hrs.
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
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Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice

In brief: Mtabolism

Some people's metabolism breaks down the Lidocaine more slowly then others.
Also, it depends on how much was used to numb the area. The more used usually the longer it takes to breakdown.

In brief: Mtabolism

Some people's metabolism breaks down the Lidocaine more slowly then others.
Also, it depends on how much was used to numb the area. The more used usually the longer it takes to breakdown.
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
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