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Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Is it okay to use lidocaine on gums?

Depends why: Lidocaine may be injected into the gums safely by your dentist for pain relief. If you are talking about using Lidocaine for teething pain in babies, the answer would be no. This would not be safe. Your pediatrician can recommend better remedies to help with teething pain. A cold teething ring often helps. If this doesn't answer your question, let us know! ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more


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Wondering if it's okay to inject lidocaine viscous into gums?

Wondering if it's okay to inject lidocaine viscous into gums?

Bad idea: No one othe than a trained professional should ever inject anything into your body , including your gums. Viscous Lidocaine is not meant for injection. You can do yourself serious harm. ...Read more

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I stole lidocaine & prilocaine cream from the dermalogist office, and put them on my gum, is this okay?

I stole lidocaine & prilocaine cream from the dermalogist office, and put them on my gum, is this okay?

For so many reasons: Stealing is wrong. Misusing medications is wrong and can be dangerous. Practicing dentistry without a license is wrong and can be dangerous. Please make a dental appointment for resolution of your mouth issues. Please reimburse the dermatologist. Please don't do this again. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i stole lidocaine & prilocaine cream from the dermalogist office, and put them on my gum?

Symptom vs. cause: By applying Lidocaine ; prilocaine cream will ameliorate the gums pain. However if you just treat the symptoms you will at best get temporary relief. If you treat the cause, you can get rid of the problem and the symptoms. Remember, without a diagnosis, its just a guessing game. Rec.: see your dentist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if my gum are kinda numb. it is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine do I need to put more on my teeth?

Dangerous: It is dangerous to self-medicate. Where did you get this agent, and what do you think it's going to do? Please stop applying these anesthetics and immediately call a Periodontist, a gum specialist, of care. ...Read more

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My gums are kinda numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine do I need to put more on my teeth?

My gums are kinda numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine do I need to put more on my teeth?

Topicals: Other than for some temporary relief of abrasions or certain sores in your mouth, topical anesthetics will not cure or resolve the cause of the problem which needs to be addressed by a dentist. See a dentist to determine the problem and the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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I'm 9wks pregnant can I use lidocaine viscous 2% solution for swishing for gum swelling or blister?

I'm 9wks pregnant can I use lidocaine viscous 2% solution for swishing for gum swelling or blister?

Not wise: Before using any medication ck w your OB. Your "gum swelling or blister" indicates an infection. Cause of the infection needs to be determined and treated. Gum disease during pregnancy can result in short term low birth weight babies. Lidocaine is a temporary pain killer, not an infection cure. See your Dentist immediately. Consultation w Periodontist (gum/bone specialist) may be in order. ...Read more

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Part of my tongue and gums are numb. It is 2.5% lidocaine and 2.5% prilocaine. Do I need to put more on my teeth?

No: You need to be immediately examined by a dentist. An internal infection may be putting pressure on your nerves. Failure to treat can result in permanent damage. ...Read more