A 26-year-old male asked:
I have a vial of multi dose lidocaine, dont ask how, can i drip it directly onto a broken tooth instead of injecting it. it burns pretty bad when injected without cutting it last i remember so didnt want that burn in my face?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 41 years experience
Don't bother, it doesn't work in that manner. What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Pain relief? See a dentist before the pain becomes unbearable.
Reviewed May 30, 2021
Dentistry 40 years experience
The infiltration (Injection) or Block injection (To Block nerve ) works by blocking the transmission of pain .
The drop of lidocaine will not be absorbed by soft tissue and will not be effective.
Answered May 29, 2021
Orthodontics 54 years experience
That's not how it works. You can only do more harm. Broken, and probably infected, tooth will not heal itself, and an improperly administered pain killer will not help it heal. You need immediate professional care, this isn't a DIY project. Please see a Dentist for appropriate care.
Answered May 30, 2021
Last updated May 30, 2021
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