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Can orajel for mouth sores work on toothaches also?

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In brief: Sometimes:

It's a topical anesthetic, and so it will deaden pain if it's in contact with the exposed nerve.

In brief: Sometimes:

It's a topical anesthetic, and so it will deaden pain if it's in contact with the exposed nerve.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Heidi Nelson
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe - temporarily

You might get short term relief but it won't solve the underlying problem. Since it's a topical anesthetic, it may temporarily ease pain in the gum or a tooth that's open.
But it won't help an infected tooth or deeper infection in the mouth. A toothache needs to be seen by the dentist for proper treatment.

In brief: Maybe - temporarily

You might get short term relief but it won't solve the underlying problem. Since it's a topical anesthetic, it may temporarily ease pain in the gum or a tooth that's open.
But it won't help an infected tooth or deeper infection in the mouth. A toothache needs to be seen by the dentist for proper treatment.
Dr. Heidi Nelson
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not effectively

Toothache caused by infection.
Topical analgesic will not cure infection. Please, you need to see a Dentist ASAP.

In brief: Not effectively

Toothache caused by infection.
Topical analgesic will not cure infection. Please, you need to see a Dentist ASAP.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible but

Possible. But does get treat the cause of the pain. See DDS ASAP.

In brief: Possible but

Possible. But does get treat the cause of the pain. See DDS ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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