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.
Not necessarily. It depends on if your body is able to heal itself with the help of salt water & periodex besides good home care and professional gum cleanings. Those solutions by themselves cannot always work.
Don't count on it. No. Need a professional cleaning, advice, proper home care. May even require a gum specialist if severe.

Related Questions

How long do you have to use Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth wash for it to cause fungal infection.?

What are the symptom. can not get fungal infection with the use of peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) need more information in regard to to why you are using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) and your health history. Read more...
Use of Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) Usually using peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) for four to six weeks twice a day is enough to help reduce inflammation of Gums.Your dentist should bring you back to other mouth washes which does not have Chlorhexidine . Read more...

Could using Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash for 14 days after 2 basic dental implants (12&13) cause fungal infection? Any other options.

Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash. contains chlorhexadine and is used as an anti-bacterial in the mouth. Presumably your dental specialist advised its use following your implants to help prevent infection. While it's effectiveness at preventing infection may not add that much, it does not seem to make infections, including opportunistic infections such as fungi, more likely. Review post-treatment recommendations with your dentist. Read more...
Not likely alone. If you got a fungal infection after using chlorhexidine gluconate, one likely cause is that of a weak immune system. Assuming you weren't taking any other antibiotics, you might want to explore this with your primary care provider since a topical antimicrobial like this isn't a typical cause of a fungal infection. Read more...
Not likely. The Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash use for long periods can cause stains on teeth, but not fungal infection. If concerned, see your dentist for eval. Read more...

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...

After 2 basic dental implants 12&13, which do you use: Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) or warm salty water wash and for how many days. Cons & pros please. Thanks.

Both. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) typically for 7- 10 days to decrease bacterial count . Too long and you invite fungal infection. Warm salt water is always good. Keeping the area clean is most important. Much depends on if there is a temporary restoration on the implant, or a healing abutment or cover screw. Good luck. Read more...
Either. You could use either....I prefer the peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) but if you don't have that you could use a warm salt rinse or a warm saline rinse. Read more...
Use both. Keeping your mouth clean after surgery is essential to reduce the risk of infection. Start salt water and Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) rinses as directed the day following your implant surgery. Read more...

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...

How many days you do Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash after simple dental implant on 2 upper molar teeth. Would warm salty water wash be better.

7-10. Typically 7-10 days to decrease bacterial presence. Warm salt water is also fine in addition to peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). I would not do less than 5 nor more than 10. Good Luck. Read more...
7-10. I like to state "7-10days please"....mostly because patients will only do 3-4days which is fine and I like warm salt rinses too if the patient does not like the peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). Read more...

Red tonsils red gums but no pain no fever nothing had it for a while. Dentist check had gingivitis. Taking peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). What's goin on?

Preidex stain. Probably is the peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate). It will stain teeth , gums , tongue . Often a follow up at the dentist for a final cleaning and evaluation is necessary after Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) is finished. Read more...
Unrelated. Gingivitis is inflammation in the gum caused by dental related bacteria. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) will decrease bacteria but nothing can completely reverse gingivitis except good oral hygiene, so floss and brush and if you had a good cleaning it should go away. Read more...
Multiple reasons. Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) can stain teeth, tonsils & gums. Given to help control infection. Gingivitis is early gum disease (infection). But you really need a professional cleaning followed by daily excellent oral hygiene regimen to control infection. No rinse or mouth wash will control oral infections. Need to brush 2 min by the clock 2x/day, and floss 1x/day...Every day! Read more...