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Would orajel help with pain from a decaying tooth?

Would orajel help with pain from a decaying tooth?

Not likely: Orajel is a topical anesthetic, but many toothaches are pain originating deep inside the tooth. For this reason, orajel is ineffective in providing significant relief. If your pain is from your gums, however, it can provide short term relief. The problem is you need to be very careful that you don't swallow too much. It's very easy to get too much which can upset your stomach. See a dentist. ...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


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What to do if I have a tooth ache & i tried adult maxium strength anbesol but it wore off, so then i tried baby orajel swabs?

What to do if I have a tooth ache & i tried adult maxium strength anbesol but it wore off, so then i tried baby orajel swabs?

Call a dentist: Orajel is great for teething babies, when the pain is from a tooth that is erupting through the gum. For adults, the treatment of choice is to be immediately seen by a dentist. Orajel prolongs the inevitable.. An emergency if the tooth is not treated soon. Please make the call and feel better tomorrow, . ...Read more

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I have a toothache due to broken tooth. I can get to a dentist until payday, How can I get rid of the pain until then? Side note orajel isnt working.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID OTC: In the mean time you can take temporary pain relievers. A good option is to combine over the counter Advil 400mg and over the counter extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg. ...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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Can i put baby orajel on my infected + inflamed wisdom tooth to help with pain on antibiotics and tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene no helping gets pulled tuesday?

Can i put baby orajel on my infected + inflamed wisdom tooth to help with pain on antibiotics and tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene no helping gets pulled tuesday?

You can try..: Orajel is quite safe, but not terribly powerful medicine to help with pain. It won't hurt to try it. You are already on antibiotic and so should be ok. You can consider adding motrin/aleve. Also, consult your doc/dentist to see if it is appropriate to increase your pain medicine i.e. Taking two tylenol/codeine at once may provide better pain control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have 8 wisdom teeth coming in and it hurts so bad, is there anything besides orajel to help with the pain?

What to do if I have 8 wisdom teeth coming in and it hurts so bad, is there anything besides orajel to help with the pain?

Oral Surgeon: Oral Surgeons are wisdom tooth experts. Please call your Dentist for a recommendation. Note that most people have 4 wisdom teeth, not 8. Irregardless, you're teething, and that hurts. Until you get to the Oral Surgeon take Advil/Motrin/Ibuprofen exactly as directed on the package, rinse with salt water, apply Orabase-B (instead of Orajel). But first, make appointment with Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth pulled can i put orajel on the areas the teeth were?

Yes, orajel is safe: Orajel can temporarily relieve pain, but wears off quickly. You should follow up with your dentist to get this checked. ...Read more

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Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more