A 30-year-old member asked:
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can orajel for mouth sores work on toothaches also?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes:: It's a topical anesthetic, and so it will deaden pain if it's in contact with the exposed nerve.
Answered on Dec 12, 2016
Dr. Heidi Nelson
42 years experience Dentistry
Maybe - temporarily: You might get short term relief but it won't solve the underlying problem. Since it's a topical anesthetic, it may temporarily ease pain in the gum or a tooth that's open. But it won't help an infected tooth or deeper infection in the mouth. A toothache needs to be seen by the dentist for proper treatment.
Answered on Dec 12, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible but: Possible. But does get treat the cause of the pain. See DDS ASAP.
Answered on Dec 16, 2016
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Not effectively: Toothache caused by infection. Topical analgesic will not cure infection. Please, you need to see a Dentist ASAP.
Answered on Dec 15, 2016

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Dr. Charles Coleman
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It's not: Try an mixture of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) or peptobismal and benedryl.

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