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Will Peridex get rid of infection?

Will Peridex get rid of infection?

You may rinse the medicine away and reduce its effectiveness. Use this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before your gingivitis is completely cleared. Peridex will not treat a viral or fungal infection such as cold sores, canker sores, or oral thrush (yeast infection).

What does Peridex help with?

Chlorhexidine (Peridex) is an antibacterial mouth rinse that is used to treat gingivitis (redness and swelling of the gum), but you’ll need a prescription to use it.

What are the side effects of Peridex?

What Are Side Effects of Peridex?

  • tooth/tongue staining,
  • increased tartar,
  • mouth/throat irritation,
  • dry mouth,
  • unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth,
  • decreased taste sensation,
  • tongue swelling,
  • gingivitis, or.

How effective is Peridex?

We concluded that both Peridex and Perimed were effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis when used as a 2 x daily mouthrinse by subjects refraining from other oral hygiene procedures.

How quickly does Peridex work?

Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. It may take up to 6 weeks to see the full benefits of using this medication.

Can I use Listerine instead of Peridex?

LISTERINE® Antiseptic produces gingivitis reductions comparable to Peridex™ at 6 months (including gingivitis in posterior regions).

What can I use instead of Peridex?

Peridex is prescription-only and comes in a mint flavor. One alternative that is very similar is Gum Paroex (0.12% chlorhexidine gluconate) mouth rinse from Sunstar. Paroex differs from Peridex by being alcohol-free.

Can I use Peridex every day?

Patients using Peridex should be reevaluated and given a thorough prophylaxis at intervals no longer than six months. Recommended use is twice daily oral rinsing for 30 seconds, morning and evening after toothbrushing. Usual dosage is 15ml (marked in cap) of undiluted Peridex.

Can you drink water after Peridex?

After using chlorhexidine, wait at least 30 minutes before rinsing your mouth with water or mouthwash, brushing your teeth, eating, or drinking.

What is a substitute for Peridex?

How fast does Peridex work?

It may take up to 6 weeks to see the full benefits of using this medication.

What is over counter equivalent to Peridex?

PerioMed is also alcohol-free and comes in two flavors, mint and tropical fruit. It can also be used as an adjunct to Peridex. One unique option is CloSys from Rowpar Pharmaceuticals. This product is available over-the-counter at grocery stores and drugstores in an unflavored rinse and a gentle mint rinse.