Tooth Numbing Gel
Tooth numbing gel is a topical anesthetic gel that can be used on teeth, the tongue, the gums, or other oral tissue to alleviate pain and discomfort. Benzocaine is a common ingredient used in tooth numbing gels as well as the ingredient phenol. The pain relief from a mouth-numbing gel is only temporary but can be helpful until the area heals or dental treatment is received. The dental numbing gel may also include soothing ingredients such as menthol.
Orajel and Anbesol are two numbing gels for toothaches familiar to many people. They are available in multiple strengths and dosages that may be used for a variety of ailments including teething, toothaches, sore spots caused by dentures, cold sores, canker sores, and accidental bites. Generic versions of these medications are also available.
The ingredients found in tooth numbing gel can also be found in antiseptic mouth sore rinses. These are designed to promote healing and kill bacteria. Tooth numbing gel is easily accessible for most people. It can be purchased online, or at most drug stores, grocery stores, and big-box stores.