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Will salt water and peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) heal a gum infection?
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Dr. John Kong
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Most gum infections are sub-gingival (underneath the gums) and salt water/peridex cannot reach the bugs sub-gingivally.

In brief: No
Most gum infections are sub-gingival (underneath the gums) and salt water/peridex cannot reach the bugs sub-gingivally.
Dr. John Kong
Dr. John Kong
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Dr. Treva Lee
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Treva Lee
Dr. Treva Lee
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In brief: Don't count on it
No. Need a professional cleaning, advice, proper home care.
May even require a gum specialist if severe.

In brief: Don't count on it
No. Need a professional cleaning, advice, proper home care.
May even require a gum specialist if severe.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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