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How long does local anaesthesia take to wear off?

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Posted by: borderline  (3 years ago)
I had my tooth extracted today. 4 hours had passed but I can still feel the numbness in my face. Did my dentist use too much anesthesia? I'm wondering how long it takes to wear down? Will this cause any damage?
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Hello borderline!

Dont worry about it, the effects of general anesthesia can last anywhere between 3-6 hours. Try and keep the talking, eating and drinking to a minimum, so that you don't end up biting yourself in the mouth/lips without realising it!

All the best!
LG M.C. Hurtarde
Posted 3 years ago
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Posted by: nbafinalist  (3 years ago)
I got three of my wisdom teeth taken out this morning. I had full anesthesia. I was completely numb in my tongue, bottom lip,teeth and gums. After 6 hours my tongue has worn off some and I got some feeling back. The dentist said, it could take 8 hours to get better completely.
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