Orajel Extra Strength Dental Gel
  • Orajel Extra Strength Dental Gel

Orajel Extra Strength Dental Gel

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Medication features

  • Rapid Relief for Acute Toothache
  • Suitable for Patients aged 12 & over
  • Contains Benzocaine


Buy Orajel Extra Strength Dental Gel Online

You can buy Orajel Dental Gel Extra Strength online from our UK registered online pharmacy. Please read the associated information about this medication to make sure it's safe for you. You can then place your order. 

After completing any associated assessment form, our pharmacists can then review your order. If approved, we can dispatch it to your chosen address, with options for next-day delivery. If for any reason your order is not approved, a full refund is issued.

About Orajel Extra Strength  

Orajel Extra Strength is a treatment for the temporary relief of toothache. Orajel is beneficial when the tooth is broken or requires a filling. Note that this product is designed as a temporary measure, and should not be used in place of seeing a dentist.

This gel contains the active ingredient benzocaine, a local anaesthetic. Benzocaine provides relief by numbing the area. This prevents the nerves from sending pain signals and thus stops pain in the treatment area. Orajel Extra Strength contains double the amount of benzocaine as other Orajel products, making it perfect for intense toothache. Oragel Extra Strength also contains clove oil, a traditional toothache cure, which acts as an anaesthetic and antiseptic.

Simply place the gel inside a broken or cavitied tooth and experience the soothing numbness of Orajel.


Some patients may find that Orajel Extra Strength isn’t as effective at treating their symptoms. Here at Simple Online Pharmacy, we have many alternatives available, including;

Practical Tips

Toothache can be an incredibly painful experience. When our bodies are injured or infected, the tissue swells up. When a tooth is injured, the nerve tissue can only swell within the confines of the tooth itself, leading to immense pressure on a very sensitive area.

Follow these quick, simple tips to help with toothache, but remember these are only temporary help until you see a dental health expert.

Saltwater rinse - mix warm water and salt (one teaspoon to a glass), and swish the mixture around your mouth, particularly around the sore tooth. This may hurt at first, but you will notice a soothing effect shortly after.
Avoid extremes - hot drinks and cold foods such as ice cream can cause temperature shock. This can make your tooth more sensitive, and increase pain.
Avoid sugary drinks - sugar can create more chances for bacterial growth in damaged teeth. Many sweet drinks are also acidic, which can lead to more pain. Soft drinks often contain caffeine, which can irritate sore areas even further. Where possible, stick to warm water.
Apply a cold compress - an ice pack (even a pack of frozen veg!) can be wrapped in a towel and applied to the cheek to keep the area cool. These shouldn’t be used for longer than 20 minutes at a time. Do not apply ice directly to the tooth, as this can cause more damage and pain.
Choose the right painkiller - anti-inflammatory painkillers can help with swelling in infected teeth. An anaesthetic painkiller such as Orajel can help numb most kinds of pain in a tooth but are not a replacement for dental health care.

Orajel Reviews

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What causes toothache?

Toothache can have many different causes - from damage to the tooth itself to irritation of the nerve inside the tooth. Most commonly, a cavity formed within the tooth will be the source of pain. These cavities breed bacteria, which can cause inflammation of the nerve tissue within the tooth. As there is no room for the tissue to swell, this puts large amounts of pressure on the already sensitive nerve tissue, creating more pain.

How does Orajel work?

Orajel contains the active ingredient Benzocaine. Benzocaine is a local anaesthetic; it blocks pain signals where it is applied. This makes it perfect for toothache relief temporarily, until you can see your dentist or doctor. Benzocaine is a commonly-used pain relief ingredient, and one of several over-the-counter pain relief treatments. 

How long does Orajel last?

Under normal use, Orajel takes roughly 15-20 minutes to start working. The pain relief should last between 2-3 hours, though you may notice the effect is not as strong towards the end of that time. 

Please note that Orajel should only be used 4 times in 24 hours. This means you may have periods where you cannot use this treatment. Orajel should not be used for more than 4 days in a row without speaking to your doctor or dentist.

Side Effects

Orajel Extra Strength Side Effects

As with all medications, some users may experience side effects when using Orajel Extra Strength  - however, most will not.

Stop using this product and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following;

  • An allergic reaction (burning, stinging, itching and/or a rash)
  • Skin irritation

Very Rare side effects;

  • A condition called methaemoglobinaemia (difficulty converting a component of your blood called methaemoglobin to haemoglobin)


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.


How To Use Orajel Extra Strength  

Adults & Children over the age of 12 years;

Remove the cap, and cut open the tip of the tube.

With a clean finger or swab, apply an amount of gel the size of a green pea into the tooth cavity.

You can use Orajel up to a maximum of 4 times daily.

Orajel is intended for short-term relief until you can attend a dentist. Do not use this product for more than 4 days at a time. If your symptoms persist, consult your dentist or doctor.


Orajel Extra Strength Warnings 

This product is not suitable for anyone who has had a hypersensitivity reaction (allergic reaction) to any of the listed ingredients, particularly sorbic acid.

This product is not suitable for use by anyone with methemoglobinemia (see the Side Effects tab).

Do not take this medication if you are taking any antibiotics called sulphonamides, for example, co-trimoxazole, as benzocaine may prevent them from working well.

Speak to your doctor before taking this medication if you are currently taking any other medications, including non-prescription medications.

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

This product is not suitable for children the age of 12.


Orajel Extra Strength Ingredients

Active Ingredient - 20% w/w benzocaine

Other Ingredients - macrogol 400, polyethylene glycol 3350, sodium saccharin (E954), sorbic acid (E200), natural spearmint flavour, citric acid and clove oil.

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