Oral pain

Oral pain is a very common problem and ranges from a dull ache associated with mouth ulcers and gum problems, to a throbbing, pulsating pain caused by the pulp of the tooth being inflamed by bacteria. Such pain often results in patients seeking emergency dentist appointments. There are various options available to patients to temporarily relieve them of oral pain before they can get an appointment, including oral analgesics. However, while analgesics are effective for relieving pain, customers may not want to take oral medicine, preferring instead to use a product which targets the specific site of the pain.

Benzocaine gels

Benzocaine is a local anaesthetic which has been used for over a century to reduce oral 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. It contains the powerful local anaesthetic benzocaine. Orajel is the UK's number one selling toothache brand* which provides effective relief from oral pain, whilst your patients wait for an appointment. Its topical application works by directly targeting the source of pain, unlike slower acting oral analgesics. In addition, owing to its topical form, it is ideal for patients who don't want to take tablets.

The Orajel range

There are three products in the Orajel range specifically designed to target a range of oral pains, all of which can be used by adults and children over the age of 12.

Orajel Dental Gel delivers rapid, effective pain relief from toothache. The formulation, containing 10% w/w benzocaine, is ideal to temporarily reduce pain associated with a broken tooth or in a tooth that may require dental treatment.

Orajel Extra Strength delivers rapid, effective pain relief from acute toothache. The formulation, containing 20% w/w benzocaine, should be used to rapidly relieve pain caused by a broken or cracked tooth, or abscesses.

Orajel Mouth Gel provides effective relief from mouth ulcers. The formulation contains 10% w/w benzocaine, and has been specifically formulated to be used for painful mouth ulcers which may be caused by dentures or braces.

The ideal solution

A range of problems can lead to dental discomfort with the majority of them requiring a visit to the dentist.

However, Orajel is an ideal solution for patients to temporarily relieve them of pain whilst they wait for an appointment.

If you would like more information on the Orajel range please contact hcpacademy@churchdwight.com

*Nielsen, value sales, all outlets, 52 w/e 23.04.16.

Information about this product, including adverse reactions, precautions, contra-indications and method of use can be found at: http://orajelacademy.com/pi