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Is benzocaine an anesthetic?

Benzocaine is considered an oral anesthetic. It is considered an anesthetic because it numbs the mouth by dulling the nerve endings in the affected area. This product helps to relieve the pain caused by dentures, braces, canker sore, cold sores, fever blister, mouth irritation or injury, and painful gums in teething children.

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