Dentol is a drug used for local anesthesia of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity, the elimination of pain in children during teething and alleviation of toothache.
Release form and composition
Dentol is produced in the form of a gel of 7.5% and 10% in tubes of 15 g each.
1 g of Dentol Gel 7.5% contains benzocaine in an amount of 75 mg, as well as excipients: red dye, water, cherry flavor, ascorbic acid, polyethylene glycol 8, saccharin sodium, polyethylene glycol 75, glycerin.
1 g of Dentol Gel 10% contains benzocaine in an amount of 100 mg, as well as additional components: water, cherry flavoring, ascorbic acid, polyethylene glycol 8, saccharin sodium, polyethylene glycol 75, glycerin.
Indications for use
According to the instructions, Dentol Gel 7.5% is prescribed:
- As a fast-acting temporary means for relieving toothache in children;
- For quick pain relief during dentition in children from four months;
- For the treatment of aphthous stomatitis (as part of a comprehensive treatment);
- For anesthesia in the treatment of teeth and minor damage to the mucous membrane of the mouth.
Dentol 10% is indicated:
- As an anesthetic with minor and short dental procedures;
- For temporary anesthesia for slight damage to the oral mucosa, sore gums;
- For quick pain relief for toothache in children from six years and adults.
According to the instructions, Dentol gel can not be applied in the following cases:
- The presence of infectious inflammation in the place of application of the drug;
- Hypersensitivity to benzocaine or auxiliary components of Dentol;
- The presence on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity multiple injured areas.
Dosing and Administration
Before using the gel, wash your hands thoroughly, open the lid of the tube and cut off the sealed tip. A small amount of gel is applied to the gums in the area of injury or teething. When a toothache gel is applied to the gums around the affected tooth.
The recommended number of Dentol applications per day is 3-4 times. Do not use the drug for more than seven days in a row.
After applying the gel, the anesthetic effect develops after 1 minute and lasts up to 20 minutes.
The use of Dentol, as well as other medicines, the active component of which is benzocaine (2-10%), in the vast majority of cases, patients are transferred positively. Dentol gel is non-toxic and non-irritating.
As a rule, side effects can be caused by the presence of individual intolerance to benzocaine or excess of the recommended dose. With the appearance of edema, itching, hyperemia in the place of application of the drug, it is recommended to stop the use of Dentol.
During the period of pregnancy and breastfeeding Dentol can be used, however, care should be taken to minimize the period of therapy.
It is forbidden to use the drug simultaneously with cholinesterase inhibitors and sulfa drugs.
Overdose when dosing regimen is excluded. If there is a multiple lesion of the mucous membrane in the oral cavity, when the application of Dentol implies a significant increase in the recommended dose, or if the drug is used too long, the absorption of the active substance may increase and, as a result, the serum benzocaine level increases. In this case, the appearance of edema, itching and hyperemia at the site of application.
In rare cases, depression or stimulation of the central nervous system, development of methemoglobinemia, depression of the cardiovascular system can occur. With the development of the above symptoms should rinse the mouth with a solution of warm water with soda and seek medical help.
An analogue of Dentol is Bebident.
Terms and conditions of storage
According to the instructions, Dentol is recommended to be stored at a temperature of 15-30 degrees Celsius. The shelf life of the drug is 4 years.