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What is Dent-O-Kain/20 used for?

Todd A. Welch, DMD
Periodontics
Benzocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication). It works by blocking nerve signals in your body.  It is a topical gel that is used to numb your gums before the dentist gives injections to numb your teeth.

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