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Orajel Dental Gel is used to temporarily reduce the toothache pain associated with a broken tooth or in a tooth where you may require a filling.

Orajel Dental Gel contains Benzocaine at a concentration of 10% w/w. Orajel Dental Gel is a colourless gel. It smells like mint.

Benzocaine is one of a group of medicines called local anaesthetics. It provides relief by numbing the area and therefore reducing the pain.

Suitable for

Adults and children over 12 years of age.


Age Restriction

You must be at least 16 years old to purchase this product.

How to use

Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using this product

Adults and children 12 years and over: Remove cap, cut open tip of tube and with a clean finger apply an amount of gel the size of a green pea into the tooth cavity.

Not suitable for children below the age of 12 years.

You can use Orajel Dental Gel up to a maximum of 4 times a day

Hazards and Cautions

Before you take this product:

Make sure it is safe for you to apply Orajel® Dental Gel. If you answer yes to any of the following questions, or you are unsure, talk to your pharmacist, doctor or dentist:

  • You have had an allergic reaction to benzocaine or any of the ingredients in the gel particularly sorbic acid. An allergic reaction may include a rash, stinging, swelling or itching.
  • You are taking antibiotics called sulphonamides, for example co-trimoxazole, as benzocaine may prevent them from working well.
  • You have been told by your doctor that you have difficulty converting a component of your blood called methaemoglobin to haemoglobin. Please don’t be worried. Most people taking this medicine will not experience any problems.
  • You are pregnant or breast feeding.



  • Orajel Dental Gel is intended for short-term use until you can get to a dentist. It should not be used continuously.

  • Do not use for more than 4 days at a time. If the toothache persists, consult your dentist.
  • If you apply or swallow too much gel contact your nearest hospital casualty department, doctor or dentist immediately. Take the leaflet and any remaining gel with you to show the doctor or dentist.

  • Like other medicines, this gel may cause some side effects. If this happens to you, stop using the gel.
  • An allergic reaction (burning, stinging, itching and/or a rash) or skin Irritation may occasionally occur. Very, very rarely a condition called methaemoglobinaemia may occur.

  • If you experience any other unusual or unexpected symptoms, you should consult your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.

Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.


  • This is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.

  • Seek advice if you suffer from allergies.

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.


Active ingredients

Benzocaine 10% w/w


Active ingredients: Benzocaine 10% w/w

Other ingredients: Macrogol, Polyethylene Glycol, Sodium Saccharin (E954), Spearmint Flavour, Sorbic Acid (E200) and Clove Oil.

Orajel Dental Gel for toothache - 5.3g

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