5 Things You Need to Know About Novocaine

Novocaine is a local anesthesia used to block nerve impulses and block pain. Injections usually occur before, during and after various surgical and dental procedures. It causes a temporary loss of sensation in the skin and the surrounding organs.

A woman in a dentist's chair looks anxious as the dentist prepares a needle of novocaine. (Image: Milan Markovic/iStock/Getty Images)

Novocaine is a local anesthesia used to block nerve impulses and block pain. Injections usually occur before, during and after various surgical and dental procedures. It causes a temporary loss of sensation in the skin and the surrounding organs.

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