A pharmaceutical company based in San Diego may change the way we feel when we leave the dentists office.
A new drug called OraVerse, made by Novalar, works by reversing the effects of numbing medications, after you get numbed up to get a root canal or cavity filled. OraVerse cuts in half the time it takes for the numbness to wear off, so you can talk and eat without biting yourself.
The company says it won drug approval by the FDA on Friday, and will likely start marketing OraVerse to dentists later this year. The drug is not approved for kids under age 6 or weighing less than 33 pounds.