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Care after Local Anesthesia

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Mar 3, 2024.

What do I need to know about care after local anesthesia?

It may take several hours for feeling to come back to the area after local anesthesia. You will need to be careful so you do not injure or burn the area.

What can I do to care for myself after I receive local anesthesia?

Your healthcare provider may give you specific instructions based on the procedure you had. The following are general guidelines to keep you safe until the anesthesia wears off:

Call your local emergency number (911 in the US) if:

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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