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Novocain Numbness Reversal With OraVerse

How We Make Novocain Wear Off Faster Here at ClevelandSmiles, one of our patients' favorite procedures involves the use of "OraVerse," which reverses the effects of Novocain. For years, patients have complained to the dental team that they wish they could get their normal feeling back quickly after having dental treatment, often saying "It's not [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|After Care|0 Comments

Better for Your Teeth: Tap Water or Bottled Water?

With all of the heat this summer, our "refreshment area" has become very popular, with bottled water "flying" out of the refrigerator  (The Keurig coffee machine seems to be most  popular in the early morning, especially for our patients being seen from 7 to 9 a.m.). Speaking of bottled water, I was recently asked by [...]

By | July 9th, 2012|After Care|0 Comments

Oral Cancer Screenings a Regular Part of Our Check-Ups

On a very serious note,  over the past few months we have seen a number of our patients who are being treated for very forms of cancer, including one patient who we diagnosed with oral cancer, localized in her tongue, and another with a large tumor in an area just behind the lower jaw. As [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|After Care, Patients, Procedures|0 Comments

Salt Can Prevent Harmful Bacteria

At a conference we attended recently in San Diego, put on by the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity, we attended a presentation/course focused on gum disease in the Middle East that has application here in the United States.  Due to poor home care, often because of  lack  of toothpaste and toothbrushes (from both financial and availability [...]

By | February 3rd, 2011|After Care, Procedures|0 Comments

How Can I Make “Novocain” Wear Off Faster?

How to Make Novocain Wear Off Faster Engage in approved physical activity to increase blood flow? Gently massage the area experiencing numbness? Rinse with warm salt water? Ask your dentist about an anti-anesthetic such as OraVerse - Yes! Here is a common question: "Even though "Novocain" is great during the procedure because I don't feel [...]

By | February 26th, 2010|After Care|10 Comments