Generic name: lidocaine and prilocaine
Dosage form: periodontal gel
This dosage information does not include all the information needed to use Oraqix safely and effectively. See full prescribing information for Oraqix.
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Apply Oraqix® on the gingival margin around the selected teeth using the blunt-tipped applicator included in the package. Wait 30 seconds, then fill the periodontal pockets with Oraqix® using the blunt-tipped applicator until the gel becomes visible at the gingival margin. Wait another 30 seconds before starting treatment. A longer waiting time does not enhance the anesthesia. Anesthetic effect, as assessed by probing of pocket depths, has a duration of approximately 20 minutes (individual overall range 14 – 31 minutes). If the anesthesia starts to wear off, Oraqix® may be re-applied if needed. The maximum recommended dose of Oraqix® at one treatment session is 5 cartridges, i.e., 8.5g gel. Application of Oraqix® into periodontal pockets without prior application to the gingival margin was tested in one open-label study. This method of application appears to be safe; however, its efficacy has not been tested.
Typically, 1 cartridge (1.7g) or less of Oraqix® will be sufficient for one quadrant of the dentition.
When administered, Oraqix® should be a liquid. If it has formed a gel, it should be placed in a refrigerator (do not freeze) until it becomes a liquid again. When in the liquid state, the air bubble visible in the cartridge will move if the cartridge is tilted.
DO NOT INJECT
Oraqix® should not be used with standard dental anesthetic syringes. Only use this product with the Oraqix® Dispenser, which is available from DENTSPLY Pharmaceutical.