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Can I use orajel on my tongue sore?

Can I use orajel on my tongue sore?

If tongue sore hurts: It is ok to use orajel temporarily, to improve the pain/ discomfort of the tongue sores, until you get in to see your pmd, oral surgeon or ENT for an examiation and determination of cause and best treatment to resolve the sores. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can orajel be used for a burned tongue? I have developed a sore spot on my tongue, possibly from a burn. Can i use orajel for the pain, or is it only for the other parts of the mouth? .

Can orajel be used for a burned tongue? I have developed a sore spot on my tongue, possibly from a burn. Can i use
orajel for the pain, or is it only for the other parts of the mouth?


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Hello, : Hello, some people do apply orajel® to the tongue. The danger is if your tongue becomes numb, you could very easily bite it and thus injure it more. The other problem is if you had an allergic reaction, your tongue could swell. Cough drops that contain Benzocaine or menthol would also provide some numbing action. For an acute burn, consider dipping your tongue in very cold water or sucking gently on a popsicle. Yogurt with active cultures can be helpful. Please do not put adult orajel® on a baby’s tongue. Do not use adult orajel® for babies. ...Read more

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I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?

I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?

No: It probably not have the desired pain-relieving effect, but it should not do you any harm. If you feel your denture is rubbing sore spots on your gums, or hitting too hard on certain teeth, see your dentist for an adjustment. This is very common with new dentures, as they can be challenging to get used to at first. ...Read more

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I have a tooth ache and can not get it pulled until thursday, is it anything i can do now? I have taken aleve, (naproxen) I have used orajel, and mouth wash

I have a tooth ache and can not get it pulled until thursday, is it anything i can do now? I have taken aleve, (naproxen) I have used orajel, and mouth wash

Yes : Yes there is...You can call your dentist and say you are in horrible pain and need medication. He should have prescribed antibiotics if there was an infection. You seem to need pain medication that is stronger than over the counter meds....You can always increase Motrin to 800 miligrams which is what the dentist often prescribes. ...Read more

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Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Full mouth extractions march 19...Few tender spots on lower gum one has bone splinter starting to work it's way out...Ok to use oragel or similar?

Call your surgeon: The "splinter" may not be that at all... It might be the edge of the socket. If so, it will need to be smoothed down. If it is a bone spicule, your dentist can easily tease it out painlessly and quickly, allowing your gums to heal that much faster. Give the office a call. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to use orajel on your tongue for canker sores?

Is it possible for you to use orajel on your tongue for canker sores?

Sore: Try this formula as it worked recently for my assistant. Rinse two to three times per day with a mixture of 50% water and 50% peroxide. Our local druggist suggested this as she had two on her tongue that arrived that morning. They were gone in two days. Let us know how it works for you. ...Read more

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Please help! i need to numb my tongue frenulum for a few minutes to do something that would otherwise be a bit too painful to do myself. Will orajel numb the area?

Please help! i need to numb my tongue frenulum for a few minutes to do something that would otherwise be a bit too painful to do myself. Will orajel numb the area?

No: Topical anesthetics provide surface, not deep, numbing. If you are contemplating self-surgery please rethink. In addition to the distinct possibility of an extremely painful experience, the possibility of injury, bleeding, infection, are extremely high. And trying to work backwards in a mirror takes training and experience. Please rethink. ...Read more

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Orajel (Definition)

Orajel is a trade name for a topical preparation of benzocaine...A local anesthetic. It is used topically to numb the area to which it is applied. Typically, it is applied to oral tissues to reduce pain from canker sores, sore gums or other sensitive areas of the mouth. It is ...Read more