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Dental Anesthetic: You’ll Use Novocain, Won’t You?

Dental Anesthetic: You’ll Use Novocain, Won’t You?

Novocain (procaine), has not been used in dentistry since the 1940's as a dental anesthetic.  It was a direct derivative of cocaine, which was the original surgical anesthetic discovered in the 1860's.  Although procaine was not addictive, it was a poor anesthetic because it took a long time to work once injected and wore off very quickly once it did. …

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