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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?

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Dr. Media Najafi
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Donald Nimz
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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