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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
108 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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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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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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Wisdom teeth removed recently, should I use periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) rinse?

It is recommended: gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water or periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) rinse every four hours and after meals for a week. ...Read more

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Whats 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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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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Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

Please describe the medication: chlorhexidine gluconate?

RX mouthwash: 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, redness and bleeding gums. ...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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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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Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

Chlorhexidine gluconate taste bad?

It may: Chlorhexidine gluconate may leave an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Do not rinse your mouth to remove this taste after using the medication. You may rinse the medicine away and reduce its effectiveness. Chlorhexidine may also stain your teeth or other dental work (crowns, fillings, bridges, dentures). You will often need to seek your dentist or dental hygienist to remove these brown stains. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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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