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Chlorhexidine Gluconate
Created by udent on 3/28/2010 10:23:27 PM

Chlorhexidine gluconate is a prescription germicidal mouthwash. It is used in conjunction with dental treatment to reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth to treat gingivitis(swelling, redness, and bleeding of the gums), and periodontisitis (gum disease).


What is chlorhexidine gluconate?

Chlorhexidine gluconate is a prescription germicidal mouthwash. It is used in conjunction with dental treatment to reduces the amount of bacteria in the mouth to treat gingivitis (swelling, redness, and bleeding of the gums), and periodontisitis (gum disease).

How to use chlorhexidine gluconate?

Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your dentist. In most cases you should use the medicine twice a day, measure your dose using the cup provided with the medication, swish the medicine in your mouth for 30 seconds, then spit it out. Avoid eating, drinking, brushing, or rinsing your teeth just after using this medication. Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time.

What you should know about chlorhexidine gluconate?

Chlorhexidine gluconate may leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth. You should not rinse your mouth to remove this taste after using the medication. You may rinse the medicine away and reduce its effectiveness

Chlorhexidine gluconate can stain teeth, dental restorations, your tongue, or the inside of your mouth. Talk with your dentist about ways to remove staining from these surfaces.

Consult with your dentist with any of the following symptoms!

White patches inside mouth or lips.
Mouth irritation and ulcers.
Swelling of salivary glands.
Decreased taste sensation.
Dry Mouth.

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