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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lon Kessler
Specializes in Dentistry
Topical anesthetic: Orajel is an over-the-counter medication that contains a topical anesthetic called benzocaine. Pain relief comes quickly after application of the oraj ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Topical Anesthetic: Ask your pharmacist for substitute topical anesthetics intended to be used intraorally. You did not specify why you need something like orajel in the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience in Dentistry
Not really: Using too much baby orajel may make your child nauseated and fussy. The medicament has limited effect. You would be better using a cool or iced rag ... Read More
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience in Pediatrics
Sure : Sure, this is no problem. The very dilute form of these active ingredients will not have any side effects if ingested.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Banner
47 years experience in Dentistry
No: The real question is why are you using it. Benzocaine is a topical anesthetic. It will not correct a tooth problem only sometimes mask the discomfort.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Cold teething ring: A chilled teething ring chills the nerve endings causing discomfort & slow the pain messages sent to the brain. Several chilled rings can be rotated i ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Not really: These are viral, chlorhex is for bacteria. Try warm salt water rinses. Mostly a matter of waiting 10 -14 days to go away. Good luck.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Hmmm: Not in my opinion.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Consult dentists: You may have periodontal disease that has exposed the roots of teeth that are more sensitive than the crown. Please consult your dentist for diagnosi ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Taraneh Azar
25 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Anestheic oral spray: The anesthetic oral spray is meant to work locally on the area you are spraying it on. It is not meant to be swallowed. In general, you don't to swal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
No: Neither will whitening toothpaste for that matter. All whitening toothpastes do is remove external staining by virtue of using larger abrasives in the ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ragan Faler
23 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Chlorhexadine oral rinse is an excellent and very commonly prescribed anti microbial mouth rinse. In the short term, in can help lessen the acute ph ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
As : As dr mcleod recommended, try a different otc pain reliever. Do you have an infection? Were you examined for this tooth? If you have an infection then ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
No it is not: Are you asking for use for a child or an adult? Either way, it not safe to swallow, and should not be used in young children, especially those under t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Moore
42 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes, but...: Yes, but in higher concentrations than is usually available over the counter. For example, most hydrogen peroxide available in the store is around 3% ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Sterling
36 years experience in Prosthodontics
No: Rinse with warm salt water (1/2 tsp/12 oz water) every 2 hours. The sore will heal in its own time.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
FOR WHAT??????: For a little relief from minor itch or pain you could use either one. For anything else you will not benefit from either of these.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Kim
25 years experience in Dentistry
Not in moderation: Hydrogen peroxide (10%-35%) is the primary ingredient in whitening or bleaching gels. Carbamide peroxide is another. Whitening systems work on teeth ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
On : On april 7, 2011, the fda released a warning about over-the-counter Benzocaine products to relieve pain due to teething. The issue was that Benzocaine ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No!: Quite likely to inflame the sensitive anal tissues instead, so a lubricant made for this purpose is beat to use.
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
If you like: This should not be a problem, but may not be absorbed as well.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Orajel: Orajel is a topical anesthetic that is not specific to the oral cavity. It's numbing effect can work anywhere, but it would be more effective on ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Terry
28 years experience in Dentistry
Be Careful: It is important to know that "cold sores" are caused by a virus called the Herpes virus. They are easily spread from one person to another. A canker s ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
45 years experience in Internal Medicine
Aphthous ulcer: Yes
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.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Schneider
33 years experience in Pediatric Dentistry
If mild, yes: If the decay is just getting started (often called a white spot lesion) then yes, it may be reversible. A good product for this is mi paste plus, whi ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
There : There are small teething rings made to be frozen that you can let you child chew on. Sometimes a clean wash rag will do the trick also. Orajel is ge ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience in Dentistry
Not sure: If you look at the package of each i believe they both will say Benzocaine which is the primary form of topical anesthetic. Likely they are very clos ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Lau
22 years experience in Anesthesiology
Spray with oral: I use 2 -4 sprays one time. But please see the instruction on the label for proper use as my uses are for hospital patients under our care and observa ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
No: It only decrease pain like ambrose for teething.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
38 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Not a problem: Baby orajel shouldn't contain fluoride so there shouldn't be a problem with toxicity. What you need to worry about in the future is to be sure he do ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Klugman
45 years experience in Dentistry
For a short time: Bonjela is not normally available in the us. There is a local anesthetic that will temporarily numb an area up along with an antiseptic (low) dose of ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Baby Orajel: How old is your little brother? Tell your parent or guardian immediately and have them call the pediatrician!
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Orajel : Orajel is a topical anesthetic used for temporary relief of minor tooth/gingival pain. The active ingredient is benzocaine, which is acidic. Overuse m ... Read More

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