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Can orajel for mouth sores work on toothaches also

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes:: It's a topical anesthetic, and so it will deaden pain if it's in contact with the exposed nerve.

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
20 years experience in Dentistry
Use it judiciously: Orajel contains Benzocaine in strengths of 10% to 20% which help relieve pain for mouth sores. This can be used to alleviate the pain for a few days, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
2 separate problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a toothache, especially in the upper molars. These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Mo ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
The : The numbness you are experiencing may not be coming from the orajel. Has a dentist seen you for this problem, or are you self medicating? If you are ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Earl Sandroff
42 years experience in Dentistry
Acyclovir: If you get aphthous ulcers (cold or canker sores) frequently then the prescription medicine Acyclovir could help. But you usually have to get it going ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
SLE: This is dependent upon your condition as assessed by your treating doctor. Each patient will be different, but generally rest is important.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Lupus: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune systemic disorder and can have quiet periods with acute intermittent flares. Mouth sores with severe body aches necessit ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Goldhagen
32 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Aphthous ulcer.: This is hard to diagnosis without seeing but, When your body is under stress you can develop small ulcers in your mouth called aphthous ulcers. They a ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Dentist: Go to your dentist before it becomes too expensive.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
First Cause: It all depends on what is the cause of the mouth sores. This has to be diagnosed before this answer can be valid.
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