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How long does it take for novocaine to wear off after dental work?

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Dr. Jay Kansal
Dentistry
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In brief: Depends

There are about 10-15 different anesthetics that dentists can use based on a number of factors.
The all have different duration's of action. It is also different with different people based on metabolism. The most common anesthetic used- Lidocaine typically takes around 1-2 hours to wear off for your teeth and around 4 hours to wear off for your gums/lips.

In brief: Depends

There are about 10-15 different anesthetics that dentists can use based on a number of factors.
The all have different duration's of action. It is also different with different people based on metabolism. The most common anesthetic used- Lidocaine typically takes around 1-2 hours to wear off for your teeth and around 4 hours to wear off for your gums/lips.
Dr. Jay Kansal
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: This depends

There are a number of different types of local anesthetics that dentists will use, and each one has a different duration of action.
It wears off quicker on the upper jaw than the lower and will also depend on the technique used.

In brief: This depends

There are a number of different types of local anesthetics that dentists will use, and each one has a different duration of action.
It wears off quicker on the upper jaw than the lower and will also depend on the technique used.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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