A 39-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to use orajel for mouth sores even though its says that it is for toothaches?

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Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
20 years experience 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, but if the symptoms do not get better, a dentist needs to be consulted. Oragel should not be used in kids less than 2 years. Oragel sore mouth rinse can be used by swishing to debride and clean the mouth.
Answered on Jan 13, 2016
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Dr. James Merrett
28 years experience Dentistry
Mouth sores: The main ingredient is orajel is benzocaine, which is a mild topical anesthetic. Orajel could provide temporary relief, however, it will not cure the mouth sores. I would suggest seeing your dentist or primary health care provider to help narrow down the cause of these mouth sores.
Answered on Jun 20, 2017
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