What is Lidocaine?

What is lidocaine and how is lidocaine used in cosmetic treatments?

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Lidocaine makes you numb

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Lidocaine is a local anesthetic used to "numb" or desensitize different areas of the mouth for various dental procedures. Typically it will contain a small percentage of epinephrine to elongate the length of time the anesthetic effect lasts.

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