Oraqix is a lidocaine / prilocaine gel which is used below the gumline to anesthetize the the gums during deep cleanings. Oraqix is not injected. It is delivered by using a blunt tip applicator and dispenser instead of a needle and syringe. Because it is needle free, our patients with needle anxiety can be more at ease and comfortable during the cleaning. It has a quick 30-second onset of action and normally last for approximately 20 minutes. Our patients that require deep cleanings have responded well to Oraqix. It has reduced their sensitivity and increased comfort during the appointment.