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Can you suggest an OTC oral anesthetic rinse?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends what you're

using it for? Sore tooth? Gums? Throat? Need more info to answer accurately.
Best to contact your dentist especially if it involves your teeth and gums. There are many products to choose from! Thanks!

In brief: Depends what you're

using it for? Sore tooth? Gums? Throat? Need more info to answer accurately.
Best to contact your dentist especially if it involves your teeth and gums. There are many products to choose from! Thanks!
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Cause

It's important to first define your problem, then determine the appropriate course of treatment.
Suppressing symptoms as the underlying pathological process intensifies is at best counter-productive, at worst dangerous. It would be prudent to start with your Dentist, rather than the supermarket/drug store shelf, to help you determine what's wrong and then how to best treat your problem.

In brief: Cause

It's important to first define your problem, then determine the appropriate course of treatment.
Suppressing symptoms as the underlying pathological process intensifies is at best counter-productive, at worst dangerous. It would be prudent to start with your Dentist, rather than the supermarket/drug store shelf, to help you determine what's wrong and then how to best treat your problem.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
4 doctors agree

In brief: OTC oral anesthetics

Many OTC anesthetic products are available: Xylocaine, (lidocaine) Anbesol or Orajel.
They provide only temporary relief of discomfort. Even if the pain resides after a day or two, you still need to see your dentist for definitive diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: OTC oral anesthetics

Many OTC anesthetic products are available: Xylocaine, (lidocaine) Anbesol or Orajel.
They provide only temporary relief of discomfort. Even if the pain resides after a day or two, you still need to see your dentist for definitive diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Don't just treat the symptoms, find the cause.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Chloraseptic

for cold sores and the like, Chloraseptic which is in the drug store without prescription will help the pain.
Benzocaine will numb your mouth but may slow healing. If you have a toothache or pain in the jaws, throat or cheeks, see your dentist. Home remedies won't help. Good luck.

In brief: Chloraseptic

for cold sores and the like, Chloraseptic which is in the drug store without prescription will help the pain.
Benzocaine will numb your mouth but may slow healing. If you have a toothache or pain in the jaws, throat or cheeks, see your dentist. Home remedies won't help. Good luck.
Dr. Robert Douglas
Dr. Robert Douglas
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Diagnosis?

Important to know what the problem is.
For example, treating oral cancer with an anesthetic rinse not good. See dentist or oral surgeon for exam/recommendations.

In brief: Diagnosis?

Important to know what the problem is.
For example, treating oral cancer with an anesthetic rinse not good. See dentist or oral surgeon for exam/recommendations.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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