Dent's Dental Poultice

The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
For quick temporary relief of pain and soreness due to irritation, congestion, or inflammation of teeth and gums. Especially soothing after extractions, or for gum boils. Use whenever dentist recommends a poultice. Smaller size fits more easily into mouth and next to swollen gums; also more comfortable for children.
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Object Name
otc preparation, poultice
dental poultice
otc preparation
date made
after 1955
Reid Drugstore
C. S. Dent and Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
plastic (container material)
benzocaine (drug active ingredients)
oxyquinoline (drug active ingredients)
thymol (drug active ingredients)
oleoresin capsicum (drug active ingredients)
overall: 9.1 cm x 5.3 cm x 1.1 cm; 3 9/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 7/16 in
overall, each: 3 5/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 5.3975 cm x .9525 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Dental Products
Balm of America
Health & Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Reid Pharmacy, Clifton, Illinois
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
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