Use short term to relieve pain from minor mouth problems (such as toothache, canker sores, sore gums/throat, mouth/gum injury). It is a local anesthetic that works by numbing the painful area. Do not use this product for children younger than 2 years due to risk of serious side effects.
Taking too much of a numbing medicine can cause serious or life-threatening side effects if it's absorbed through your skin and into your blood. Don't use large amounts of Orajel or apply to large areas of the body.