A 18-year-old female asked:
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i am 14 weeks pregnant i have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %

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Dr. Derek Isenberg
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
No problems: Orajel should be safe to use during pregnancy.
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Orajel might be safe if used according to directions but it will do nothing to alleviate the cause of the pain. Please see a dentist asap!
Oct 13, 2014
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Pregnancy Treatment: Orajel might be safe if used according to directions but it will do nothing to alleviate the cause of the pain. Please see a dentist asap! Under almost all conditions you can receive dental treatment that is both safe to you and your unborn child. There are some basic precautions. Have your dentist discuss this with both you and your Obstetrician. Not getting proper treatment is often worse!
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Wrong Approach: You should be consulting with your dentist to determine what is amiss with that tooth. Your dentist will consult with your OBGYN and together they will determine the best way for you to be treated. Orajel will do nothing for a bad toothache, and you cannot wait until you give birth. All the best...
Answered on Oct 26, 2015
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See your dentist: Toothache will not resolve on its own. Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Jul 12, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
DDS: See DDS for tooth pain. Ask OB about meds during pregnancy.
Answered on Oct 26, 2015

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Dr. Laurel Walton
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Yes: You really should see you dentist. The orajel will only get mild relief and is noet much help
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Not good: No alcohol is good alcohol during pregnancy!
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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

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