DentiPatch (lidocaine transoral delivery system)

The following drug information is obtained from various newswires, published medical journal articles, and medical conference presentations.

Approval Status:

Approved May 1996

Specific Treatments:

pain from oral injections, soft tissue dental procedures

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General Information

DentiPatch has been approved as a dental anesthetic patch for the prevention of pain from oral injections and soft-tissue dental procedures. The DentiPatch system is a small adhesive strip that contains lidocaine, the most frequently used anesthetic in dentistry.

Clinical Results

Clinical trials have demonstrated that the transoral patch effectively numbs the area covered by the patch in about two minutes, and remains effective for up to 45 minutes. DentiPatch was proven to be safe, with negligible systemic absorption of the anesthetic.