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  • 32 Clinical Evaluators
  • 452 Total Uses
  • 88% Clinical Rating

Evaluators’ Comments

  • “Works great for profound anesthesia of mucous membrane areas and for a long duration.”
  • “Patients felt a benefit and always commented how much more comfortable their experience was.”
  • “A patient who was nervous about a general cleaning was at ease when they rinsed.”
  • “If you have patients that gag, use this…it works!”
  • “This product is a keeper!”
  • “It is nice to have this type of product, it should be in every dental office.”
  • “Full-mouth topical that is easy to use.”
  • “Needs to be available in a variety of flavors, the current flavor is not desirable.”
  • “Onset can be rather slow, at up to 10 minutes, to achieve full potency.”


  • Scaling and root planning.
  • Blocking the gag reflex.
  • Local numbing of mucous membrane prior to injection of local anesthetics.

Clinical Tips

  • Have the patient rinse once, grossly debride, and then have them rinse again.
  • Do not be tempted to add mouthwash to change the taste, it is not indicated by the manufacturer and at a minimum it dilutes it.
  • Let the patient know ahead of time about the taste and that it will numb tissue more than tooth root surfaces, including their tongue.
  • Have the patient rinse or swish for at least a full minute and half. Swishing for over a minute feels like a long time. Have a timer set.
  • If you are trying to avoid the liquid going into the back of the throat, have them lean their head forward when swishing.
  • Use at first gag. It makes life easier.
  • Make sure to tell the patient not swallow the product.
  • Have the patient rinse immediately. Allow a full 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the procedure so the onset of anesthesia can have full impact.

Unique Attributes

  • DycloPro is administered as a liquid that the patient can swish (like mouthwash) or gargle depending on the target and intended use.
  • Dispensed in 1-oz bottles for single patient use or multiple uses.






DycloPro topical anesthetic is:

  • An old favorite that has returned to the U.S. market in liquid form.
  • A topical rinse.
  • Dyclonine Hydrochloride topical solution 0.5%.