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Is heartburn common when using chlorhexidine gluconate oral rinse?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: No

It commonly causes a build-up of brown stain on the teeth, but since it isn't swallowed, you shouldn't feel any heartburn.

In brief: No

It commonly causes a build-up of brown stain on the teeth, but since it isn't swallowed, you shouldn't feel any heartburn.
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Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry

In brief: No

Chlorhexadine rinses remove bacteria known to cause periodontal disease.
..Hiwever, the oral/pharyngeal cavity maintains a delicate balance, it's possible that this balance has been disrupted allowing another bacteria to take hold. Check with a GI specialist for bacterial infiltrate from esophagus/upper stomach.

In brief: No

Chlorhexadine rinses remove bacteria known to cause periodontal disease.
..Hiwever, the oral/pharyngeal cavity maintains a delicate balance, it's possible that this balance has been disrupted allowing another bacteria to take hold. Check with a GI specialist for bacterial infiltrate from esophagus/upper stomach.
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