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Dr. Edward Segal
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Periogard (Overview)

Periogard is an ether anesthetic which is a kind of local anesthetic agent.


Dr. Edward Segal
102 doctors shared insights

Periogard (Overview)

Periogard is an ether anesthetic which is a kind of local anesthetic agent.


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Why do denstist precribe chlorhexidine gluconate?

To fight gum disease: Chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse can significantly reduce plaque bacteria & prevent the development of gingivitis. Gingivitis is characterized by redness and swelling of the gingiva, which often includes gingival bleeding upon probing. Dentists will often rx Chlorhexidine for patients to use between dental visits as part of a professional program for the treatment of gingivitis, . ...Read more

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I had a extraction 4 days ago and am now experiencing pain. I can actually see the bone area. and can't reach my dentist should I use periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

I had a extraction 4 days ago and am now experiencing pain.   I can actually see the bone area. and can't reach my dentist should I use periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Yes: Post dental extraction may cause dry socket pain, as well as pain resulting from irritation of the root, and surrounding structure, including the gum. Chlorhexidine mouth rinse, such as Perigard or Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) can decrease post extraction infection. If you experienced increase pain, you may need to consult your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse cons & pros please. Can you take only 15ml once a day.

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) oral rinse cons & pros please. Can you take only 15ml  once a day.

Antimicrobial rinse: Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) is one of many rinses that contain the antimicrobial agent Chlorhexidine gluconate- pros: may help control and\or prevent periodontal disease. Cons- staining of restorations, an increase in calculus formation, and an alteration in taste perception. See comments below to get more information on periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate). ...Read more

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Does periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) burn your tongue?

Does periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)  burn your tongue?

Ideally not: There are a small number of patients who develop this kind of reaction to peridex/periodard - almost like an allergic reation - discontinue use. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth out. I have this periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) don't know how to use it.?

Follow directions: Follow the directions of your dentist or surgeon who prescribed it for you. Some surgeons have their patients begin using the rinse in the am and pm beginning several days before surgery and then resuming after surgery. The rinse can help decrease the risk of infection, dry sockets, and may help with wound healing. ...Read more

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I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out. I have this periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) stuff and I don't know why I need to use it?

I had just gotten my wisdom teeth out. I have this periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) stuff and I don't know why I need to use it?

Prevent infection.: Hello. Rinsing with perioguard after any oral surgery will help keep the area clean and disinfected. This, in turn, helps with healing and to prevent infections. Since it's difficult and uncomfortable to brush around surgical sites, this rinse really helps. However, it's not designed for long-term use, so stop rinsing with it as soon as the area has healed. It's not needed after that. ...Read more

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I had a extraction 4 days ago and am now experiencing pain. I can actually see the bone area. and can't reach my dentist should I use periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate)?

Yes: Post dental extraction may cause dry socket pain, as well as pain resulting from irritation of the root, and surrounding structure, including the gum. Chlorhexidine mouth rinse, such as Perigard or Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) can decrease post extraction infection. If you experienced increase pain, you may need to consult your dentist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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