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I am 14 weeks pregnant I have a bad tooth ache is orajel safe to use? Drug facts it's says benzocaine 20% and benzalkonium chloride 0.1 %

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your dentist

Toothache will not resolve on its own.
Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: See your dentist

Toothache will not resolve on its own.
Dental care is safe and essential during pregnancy. Delay in necessary treatment could cause harm to you and possibly to the baby. See your dentist for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Pregnancy Treatment

Orajel might be safe if used according to directions but it will do nothing to alleviate the cause of the pain.
Please see a dentist asap! Under almost all conditions you can receive dental treatment that is both safe to you and your unborn child. There are some basic precautions. Have your dentist discuss this with both you and your Obstetrician. Not getting proper treatment is often worse!

In brief: Pregnancy Treatment

Orajel might be safe if used according to directions but it will do nothing to alleviate the cause of the pain.
Please see a dentist asap! Under almost all conditions you can receive dental treatment that is both safe to you and your unborn child. There are some basic precautions. Have your dentist discuss this with both you and your Obstetrician. Not getting proper treatment is often worse!
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Derek Isenberg
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No problems

Orajel should be safe to use during pregnancy.

In brief: No problems

Orajel should be safe to use during pregnancy.
Dr. Derek Isenberg
Dr. Derek Isenberg
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Orajel might be safe if used according to directions but it will do nothing to alleviate the cause of the pain. Please see a dentist asap!
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wrong Approach

You should be consulting with your dentist to determine what is amiss with that tooth.
Your dentist will consult with your OBGYN and together they will determine the best way for you to be treated. Orajel will do nothing for a bad toothache, and you cannot wait until you give birth. All the best...

In brief: Wrong Approach

You should be consulting with your dentist to determine what is amiss with that tooth.
Your dentist will consult with your OBGYN and together they will determine the best way for you to be treated. Orajel will do nothing for a bad toothache, and you cannot wait until you give birth. All the best...
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: DDS

See DDS for tooth pain.
Ask OB about meds during pregnancy.

In brief: DDS

See DDS for tooth pain.
Ask OB about meds during pregnancy.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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