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Doctor insights on: Peridex Chlorhexidine Gluconate

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What's peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

What's peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

An antibacterial rin: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a brand name for chlorhexadine mouth rinse...There are other brands as well. Chlorhexadine is an antibacterial rinse that will reduce the number of certain bacteria known to cause "gum" disease (periodontal disease). ...Read more

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Chlorhexidine Gluconate (Definition)

In dentistry, Chlorhexidine is used as an active ingredient in mouthwash designed to reduce dental plaque and oral bacteria. And to help in the treatment of gingivitis and periodontitis. It is a prescription medication that improves on swelling, ...Read more


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What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

What is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) used for?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is: A brand name for a chlorohexadine gluconate oral rinse. It is used to help oral tissues heal. It is a topical antiseptic used to treat gum infections, swelling, as a post-op surgical rinse, gingivitis. ... Dosage instructions should be followed to get the maximum benefit of the rinse. It has a negative, that is, it has the potential to cause brown stains on teeth if ones brushing habits are r. ...Read more

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Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can children use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Clinical effectiveness and safety of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) have not been established in children under the age of 18. In addition, why would a child have severe gingival problems? ...Read more

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Is there a nonprescription peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

No: The active ingredient in Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) (chlorhexidine) is not available without a prescription. That's primarily because this medicine should not be taken long-term, & it's indicated only for specific oral conditions. If people could just buy it, they would use it indiscriminately & for far too long, so it has to be regulated. There are potential side-effects from improper use which have to be avoided. ...Read more

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How long will it take for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) to work?

Starts Immediately: Since Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is applied directly to where the problem is, it starts working right away. What varies, however, it how well it will work long-term, and how much it will improve your condition. That, in turn, depends on what your condition is and what you're expecting Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) to do. For the most common oral problems, you should notice an improvement within 2 weeks. Don't use it long-term. ...Read more

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Is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) better than listerine?

Is peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) better than listerine?

Listerine mouthwash: Listerine is a mouthwash that can reduce bacterial numbers. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a drug that kills bacteria and sticks around for several hours after application to continue to work. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is not a mouthwash. ...Read more

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Which is better listerine or peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Which is better listerine or peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Depends: What are you looking for. One is by prescription for gum issues and the other is a over the counter rinse. So I would need to know what your oral condition is before making a recommendation. ...Read more

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Could peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) be bought over the counter?

Could peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) be bought over the counter?

Chlorhexidine: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is prescribed together with treatment of gingivitis or periodontitis. It is not a stand alone product to solve gingival issues, and that is why it is dispensed with a prescription. See your local dentist if you have gingival irritation. ...Read more

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Could I use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Could I use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Not recommended: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read more

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It's okay to use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) right?

It's okay to use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) right?

Not Really: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is an Rx rinse that is recommended and is more effective than Listerine due to its lasting effect after the rinse has been used. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) actually continues to kill bacteria for up to 60 minutes after rinse. ...Read more

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Wanted to know if I can use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Wanted to know if I can use listerine instead of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) or listerine: It depends--whey are you on the peridex, (chlorhexidine gluconate)? Did you just have surgery or an implant placed? Some surgeons want you to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for 2 weeks following periodontal surgery. While it stains the teeth is does help the healing. Listerine is about 22-27% alcohol and can "burn" the tissues. While it too is an antiseptic rinse, it may not be as effective. Ask your dentist and see what she or he say. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Can pregnant women use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate): Adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have not been done. Because animal reproduction studies are not always predictive of human response, this drug should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed.

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Can you tell me about using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for gums?

Can you tell me about using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for gums?

Antibiotic: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse contains the prescription-strength ingredient Chlorhexidine gluconate. This ingredient is only available through your dentist or doctor. Chlorhexidine gluconate has years of clinical study and experience showing effective antimicrobial activity (in other words, it destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms). ...Read more

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Please tell me some ways to get rid of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) staining?

Please tell me some ways to get rid of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) staining?

Dental cleaning: A hygiene visit at your dentist's office can remove the Chlorhexidine staining from your teeth. It needs to be scaled and polished off. ...Read more

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I have my jaw wired. I ran out of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What can I use to substitute for it?

I have my jaw wired. I ran out of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What can I use to substitute for it?

Get new prescription: Call the oral surgeon to phone in a prescription for you. You can rinse with warm salt water; make sure it's really salty taste and this will help kill bacteria. ...Read more

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I use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for gingivitis & it results naseua?

Then stop: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is a rinsing solution that is useful adjunct to good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist or periodontist on a regular basis. While nausea is not a common side effect of this medication, if it is intolerable to you, then stop. Be sure you tell your dentist that you have modified your at home treatment. ...Read more

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The dentist wrote me a script for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and antibiotic. What will these do?

The dentist wrote me a script for peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and antibiotic. What will these do?

Periodontitis?: Do you have periodontal disease? Your dentist may have prescribed the medications to help control bacteria in your mouth while your gums are trying to heal. But why not ask your dentist since s/he prescribed the meds? They know exactly what ails you. ...Read more

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Will salt water and peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) heal a gum infection?

Will salt water and peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) heal a gum infection?

No: Most gum infections are sub-gingival (underneath the gums) and salt water/peridex cannot reach the bugs sub-gingivally. ...Read more

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Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) help with irritated tongue and gums?

Would peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) help with irritated tongue and gums?

What to do?: See a dentist to find out why your tongue and gums are "irritated" and how best to make them feel better. We can't properly answer your question without knowing what's causing the problem. ...Read more

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My dentist prescribed peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). My stools are now green and pasty. Should I stop using this?

My dentist prescribed peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). My stools are now green and pasty. Should I stop using this?

Yes & call dentist: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is prescribed for gingivitis, before and after oral surgical proceedures such as extractions, gum surgery and bone grafting. Long term use has side effects and some patients are more suseptible to the possible side effects. Talk to your dentist about an alternative or limited use of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) after a tooth extraction?

Is it safe to use peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) after a tooth extraction?

Yes: You should wait at least 24 hours before you start rinsing your mouth, at least until the bleeding stops. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is definitely a great mouthwash. ...Read more

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Ways to get rid of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) teeth staining?

Ways to get rid of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) teeth staining?

Prophy: Stain from Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is only on the surface of your teeth. It can easily be removed by a dental hygienist. ...Read more

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