Is Orajel an anesthetic?

Is Orajel an anesthetic?

Benzocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.

What is Orajel made of?

Benzocaine, sold under the brand name Orajel amongst others, is an ester local anesthetic commonly used as a topical pain reliever or in cough drops. It is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter anesthetic ointments such as products for oral ulcers.

Can Orajel numb your tooth?

The reason why Orajel isn’t very effective for numbing the tooth is because the gel isn’t able to penetrate the surface of the tooth to reach the tooth nerve. This is why the product is labeled as a “topical” anesthetic. The label of topical means that it only works on the surface and not beyond that.

What happens if I swallow Orajel?

It can cause serious side effects, especially in children, if any of the medicine gets into the mouth or is swallowed. This medicine may cause a rare, but serious blood problem called methemoglobinemia.

Do you rub Orajel on tooth or gum?

Orajel Medicated Liquid – This liquid medication acts quickly on gums and tooth to relieve the disturbing stimulus. The liquid is soaked in a cotton swab which is rubbed on the affected area four times a day.

How long do you leave Orajel on?

Adults: Apply a pea-size amount of product to the affected area. Use up to 4 times daily or as directed by a physician or healthcare provider. Allow gel to dry 30-60 seconds into protective film.

Does Orajel work for tooth nerve pain?

It works by reversibly blocking nerve impulses by preventing the movement of sodium ions needed to initiate electrical activity in the nerve, thereby numbing the area of application, and providing relief from pain. Orajel is a range of gels specifically designed to relieve oral pain from toothache to mouth ulcers.

Does Orajel work for severe toothache?

Orajelâ„¢ 4X Medicated For Toothache & Gum Gel provides instant pain relief for severe toothaches and painful gums. The formula combines the power of four active ingredients for fast topical pain relief .

How long does it take for Orajel to kick in?

In my case, I applied the Orajel on and around the area, and got an immediate numbing (which is nowhere near the rubber-mouth feel of an injected dental anaesthetic, FYI.) However, within about 10-15 minutes, the pain starting creeping back, and was full-on back to original pain in 20 minutes.