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Wondering if it's okay to use oral gel on a wound from oral surgery?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: After 24 hour

Chlorhexidine oral gel applied to the wound site can also aid healing by eliminating bacteria at the site.
Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing, applying oral gel or touching the wound area following surgery.

In brief: After 24 hour

Chlorhexidine oral gel applied to the wound site can also aid healing by eliminating bacteria at the site.
Avoid vigorous mouth rinsing, applying oral gel or touching the wound area following surgery.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

Unlikely that an oral get would make a difference.
Use the pain medication that was precribed for you. I'd be concerned about overdose using large amount of gel in an open wound.

In brief: Probably not

Unlikely that an oral get would make a difference.
Use the pain medication that was precribed for you. I'd be concerned about overdose using large amount of gel in an open wound.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ask first

I would suggest asking the office where you had the oral surgery done prior to using any gel or topicals.

In brief: Ask first

I would suggest asking the office where you had the oral surgery done prior to using any gel or topicals.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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