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Dr. Liu will make every effort to administer local anesthetics (novocaine) in a gentle and comfortable manner to his patients. We understand that some treatments come with inevitable pain to bare through, so our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible. As far as the duration of numbness and the kind of drug that was used, circumstances vary from patient to patient.

Usually the drug’s effects will wear off after two to three hours and parents will need to monitor their child. In the event that children may eat too soon, the reason we advise against it is because chewing and biting of the inner cheeks or tongue may cause injury.

For more information about pain control, call any one of our convenient office locations:

46175 West Lake Drive, Suite 430, Sterling, VA. 20165 • Phone: 703-774-0014

9800 Falls Road, Suite 7, Potomac, MD 20854 • Phone: 301-299-4400

5787 Winston Court, Alexandria, VA 22311 • Phone: 703-931-4400

15020 Shady Grove Road. Suite 360 Rockville, MD 20850 • Phone: 301-762-2236