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

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Aalam Samsavar
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Vigorous rinsing after extraction could remove the clot from the extraction site and cause bleeding.
So no rinsing is recommended immediately after extraction up to a week. Perogard has 11.5% alcohol, the alcohol in periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) could be an irritant.

In brief: No

Vigorous rinsing after extraction could remove the clot from the extraction site and cause bleeding.
So no rinsing is recommended immediately after extraction up to a week. Perogard has 11.5% alcohol, the alcohol in periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) could be an irritant.
Dr. Aalam Samsavar
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Recently?

Depends on how long after surgery.
I routinely prescribe such a rinse. If it's more than a few days after surgery, likely of no benefit. Ask your oral surgeon for advice.

In brief: Recently?

Depends on how long after surgery.
I routinely prescribe such a rinse. If it's more than a few days after surgery, likely of no benefit. Ask your oral surgeon for advice.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can help

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) or Chlorhexidine gluconate rinse is an antimicrobial mouthrinse that can help reduce the incidence of dry sockets, infections and promote wound healing.
You can use it per the instructions provided by your dentist or surgeon who performed your surgery.

In brief: It can help

Periogard (chlorhexidine gluconate) or Chlorhexidine gluconate rinse is an antimicrobial mouthrinse that can help reduce the incidence of dry sockets, infections and promote wound healing.
You can use it per the instructions provided by your dentist or surgeon who performed your surgery.
Dr. Daniel Quon
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