The Joys of Novocaine!

Young female dentist giving anesthesia to the patient before dental surgery.

Long the standard in local anesthesia for dentistry, Novocaine helps patients undergo procedures that otherwise might be impossible due to pain. The aftereffects, however, are seldom appreciated. The drooling, slurred speech and numbness are legendary and the source of many stories that are funny for friends and family, but seldom the patient. While no one […]