A 66-year-old male asked:
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chlorhexedrine mouthwash is suggested after dental implants. but, for how long? one week, usually?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Depends: The duration of chlorhexedine mouth wash use after any oral surgical procedure will vary. One week is fairly common for simple things. If your dentist/surgeon did not specify how long then give them a call and ask. They may want you to use it for more than a week.
Answered on Sep 29, 2015

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