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is it okay to drink wine after having novacaine injections

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is it okay to drink wine after having novacaine injections for dental work?
Submitted: 7 years ago via Patientsville.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. G MD replied 7 years ago.
A small amount of wine (perhaps 1 glass) likely won't cause major problems. However, I would advise against drinking more than one glass on the day that you have the dental work as you do not want to cause any interactions. Lidocaine will slowly leave your system as it enters your blood stream and is metabolized (turned into other products) by your liver. Alcohol is also metabolized by the liver, by a slightly different mechanism, but you do want to over work it.

Take it easy after the dental work...the lidocaine will be out of your system by the next day or so.

Best of luck. I hope this helps.
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