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Topical Anesthetic

Has anyone else used syringe administered (similar to sealant or acid etch syringes) topical anesthetic for SRP? Does it seem to work?



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Cetacaine has a special bottle to use with an irrigation syringes. I personally like Oraqix. It’s a liquid until it is placed in the sulcus. After in the sulcus it turns into a thick gel. If people like sour candy then oraqix taste will not bother them. It does taste bitter since it has Lidocaine in the ingredients. It is more expensive, but is well worth it.

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I draw up cetacaine in a syringe-but then use a microbrush to apply @ gumline-since you can only use .4ml for whole mouth. Works great for 5 & some 6mm pockets if not a lot of sub.

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I use Oraquix and I find it has good success for patient comfort. Its very easy to administer and you can apply it to specific pockets pretty easy.

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I agree with everyone else Oraquix is my favorite. I don’t like using topical all that much since it is sticky, tends to get onto my glove then onto instrument where it can cause your fingers to slip.

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Love Oraqix! HurriSeal is one of my favs too, although I’ve only seen it in one office 🙁

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I used several, including Oraqix. I stand by Tac-gel. It’s made at a local compounding pharmacy.

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