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How long after a root canal do I have to wait until the numbness wears off and my mouth gets back to normal?

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Dr. Herman Liem
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends ...

It depends on the kind of local anesthetic used.
Some can last up to 8 hours. But usually around 4 hours.

In brief: Depends ...

It depends on the kind of local anesthetic used.
Some can last up to 8 hours. But usually around 4 hours.
Dr. Herman Liem
Dr. Herman Liem
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Dr. Bruce Howell
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

It does not really matter what dental procedure was performed.
What maters more is the type of numbing material was uses. Some are longer acting that others. A procedure like a root canal may require being numb longer so many dentists will use a longer acting medication to last through the procedure and to help post-treatment.

In brief: Depends

It does not really matter what dental procedure was performed.
What maters more is the type of numbing material was uses. Some are longer acting that others. A procedure like a root canal may require being numb longer so many dentists will use a longer acting medication to last through the procedure and to help post-treatment.
Dr. Bruce Howell
Dr. Bruce Howell
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