A mouth ulcer is a common condition. They are painful, round yellow or white sores that can appear as a single ulcer or as a cluster on the inside of the lips, cheeks, gums or on the tongue. These can be easily treated with the use of Orajel mouth gel.
Most mouth ulcers will be defined as ‘minor’ and most are caused by some form of trauma to the mouth, for example biting the inside of the cheek or from excessive brushing or dental work. Some people suffer from recurrent mouth ulcers. The causes of these are often unknown, but can be triggered by certain factors such as trauma to the mouth, stress and anxiety, hormonal changes or eating and drinking certain foods.
Most mouth ulcers can heal without medication, but they often last between 10 to 14 days and can be very painful when left untreated.
If you have a painful sore inside your mouth check to see if it’s an ulcer by looking for these symptoms:
Mouth ulcers begin as a small bump or red spot inside the mouth.
Sometimes a tingling or burning sensation signals a developing mouth ulcer.
They progress rapidly to clearly defined spots in the mouth.
They are small, but can be painful and can cause irritation.
Mouth ulcers are typically small, however, occasionally one can be very large (2 or more inches) and can take as long as 6 weeks to fully heal.
LOWER YOUR STRESS
Fatigue and emotional stress are commonly associated with the appearance of mouth ulcers. Make sure you get plenty of rest and relaxation.
Chew carefully to avoid small mouth injuries. If you bite the inside of the cheek or tongue, it can make you more prone to mouth ulcers.
WATCH WHAT YOU EAT
Watch what you eat. Once a mouth ulcer starts avoid hot, spicy and acidic foods and drinks. These can irritate the mouth ulcer and make it more painful.
If you can’t avoid a mouth ulcer, you can still treat it. Orajel Mouth Gel provides temporary pain relief for mouth ulcers and from wearing dentures.
ORAJEL MOUTH GEL
Orajel Mouth Gel provides effective relief from mouth ulcer and denture pain. The benzocaine formula provides pain relief right at the source of your pain. The gel form gives you control over the product during application for targeted relief.
Benzocaine belongs to a group of medicines called local anaesthetics. It provides relief by numbing the area and therefore reducing the pain.
Orajel Mouth Gel is used to temporarily reduce the pain, tenderness and discomfort of mouth ulcers and from wearing dentures.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet
Orajel Mouth Gel contains 10% w/w of Benzocaine as the active ingredient.
Other inactive ingredients (Excipients) are:
Macrogol 400, Polyethylene Glycol 3350, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Saccharin (E954), Chlorothymol, Eugenol, Passion Fruit Flavour, Sorbic Acid (E200) and FD&C Red No 40.
This medicine is suitable for most people but a few people should not use it. If you are in any doubt, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not use this medicine…
If the above bullet points apply to you, get advice from a doctor or pharmacist without using Orajel Mouth Gel.
If you apply or swallow too much gel contact your nearest hospital casualty department, doctor or dentist immediately. Taking the product information leaflet to show to the dentist or doctor.
Orajel Dental Gel is intended for short-term use until you can get to see a dentist. It should not be used continuously. If the toothache persists, consult your dentist.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, make sure it is safe for you to apply Orajel Mouth Gel.
If you are unsure, talk to your pharmacist, doctor or dentist
Side effects when using
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. If you experience the following, stop using the medicine and talk to your doctor:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist , dentist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed here You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this product.
If you need more advice consult your doctor, dentist or pharmacist.
Keep all medicines out of the sight and reach of children
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