Anesthetics are important for reducing and numbing pain during oral surgeries. You also require numbing for teeth extraction and fillings. But how long will the shot suppress the pain?

Main takeaways:

– The dose administered depends on the size of the area being treated and the type of procedure.

– Numbness from novocaine should last about 60 minutes.

– However, if you are less sensitive due to infections or other conditions, the dentist might add epinephrine.

Discuss your health status with the dentist to find out if you can use novocaine.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.