Which medications in the drug class Anesthetics are used in the treatment of Aphthous Stomatitis?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Ginat W Mirowski, MD, DMD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Anesthetics

These agents locally relieve pain of recurrent aphthous ulcers.

Lidocaine anesthetic (Xylocaine)

Lidocaine anesthetic is an amide-type local anesthetic. It decreases permeability to sodium ions in neuronal membranes and inhibits depolarization, blocking the transmission of nerve impulses. Use 2% viscous solution.

Benzocaine (Americaine, Anbesol)

Benzocaine is a para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA) derivative, ester-type local anesthetic that is minimally absorbed. It inhibits neuronal membrane depolarization, blocking nerve impulses.


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