The numbing effects of Novocaine typically wear off after 30 to 60 minutes, although several other factors play a role in how long the drug’s effects last.
Novocaine is the brand name for a local anesthetic called procaine. It is a local anesthetic medication that is used to numb a particular part of the body. It is most commonly used in dental procedures to numb the area around a tooth.
In this article, we take a closer look at Novocaine and its effects.
Novocaine is one of the shortest-acting local anesthetic shots. Its effects typically last for 30 to 60 minutes. If Novocaine is given alongside epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, it may continue to work for up to 90 minutes.
The exact length of time that Novocaine works for depends on several factors, including: