OraVerse® in Dallas, TX

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About OraVerse®

OraVerse® is a breakthrough product that reverses the numbing effects of anesthesia. When you receive certain dental treatments, Dr. Hamlett will use a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. For some patients, the numbing effects of anesthesia linger for a short while after your visit ends. Your speech, your smile, and your ability to eat or drink can be affected. With OraVerse®, you can get back to your regular life quickly and comfortably. Ask Dr. Hamlett if OraVerse® is an option during your recommended treatment.


What Are The Benefits Of OraVerse?

OraVerse allows you to feel normal faster with a number of great benefits, including:

  • Reduces the chance for a biting injury to the mouth
  • Cuts recovery time by an average of 85 minutes
  • Recovery time is typically only about 50 – 70 minutes
  • Virtually painless since you're already numb from the anesthesia
  • Safe for the majority of patients
  • Has no known drug interactions

Am I A Candidate For OraVerse?

Anyone who is undergoing a dental procedure that requires an injected local anesthetic and wants to quickly recover from the effects, which include numbness in the tongue, mouth, and jaw, is an ideal candidate for OraVerse. In studies, OraVerse was shown to be highly effective and safe for most adults and even children. Safety for children younger than three or weighing less than 33 lbs. and women who are pregnant or nursing has not been established.

How Does ORAVERSE Work?

When Dr. Hamlett or Dr. La Mastra gives you an injection of a local anesthetic to numb your mouth for treatment, it contains a vasoconstrictor that works to restrict blood flow — so the anesthetic effect will last longer. OraVerse contains a vasodilator that reverses the effect by returning normal blood flow to the area, making the numbing effect wear off quicker. They will give you an injection of OraVerse while you are still numb, so you don't even feel it. Instead of having to wait hours for the anesthetic to wear off, after an OraVerse injection, within about 50 — 70 minutes, sensation and function will return, allowing you to talk, eat, and drink normally.

What Can I Expect After OraVerse?

Following your OraVerse injections, you can expect your numbness to dissipate within around 50 minutes for the top lip and about 70 minutes for the lower lip. You will be able to return to your normal daily routine without the inconvenience of a numb smile. This includes returning to regular eating, drinking, and speaking.  

OraVerse FAQ

Is OraVerse safe?

The active ingredient in OraVerse (phentolamine mesylate) is approved by the FDA as safe and effective and has been in use for medical applications since 1952.

What does OraVerse do?

OraVerse is a vasodilator, a drug that widens the blood vessels to increase blood flow. In the application of OraVerse, it is to speed up the return of normal feeling after receiving a local anesthetic during a dental procedure.

How fast does OraVerse work?

Studies have shown that OraVerse can return normal sensation to your mouth (lips, tongue, and cheeks) in as little as an hour.

What are the side effects of OraVerse?

OraVerse has very few reported side effects, the most common being temporary swelling. If you have any concerns about whether OraVerse is right for your needs, be sure to discuss them with our team prior to your procedure.

Why choose our clinic for OraVerse?

Our staff is highly trained in the use of OraVerse and will work with you to ensure that you are safe and comfortable during your procedure. We want you to have the best experience possible, which is why we offer this unique service.

Faster Recovery After Anesthesia

With the help of OraVerse, it's possible to get back to your normal life more quickly after dental treatments. This cutting-edge option helps local anesthetic wear off within about an hour of injection. The team at Hamlett & La Mastra, DDS specializes in providing OraVerse for patients at our Dallas, TX office. Please contact us now to set up an appointment and learn more.

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