Corsodyl (chlorhexidine) Dental Gel is an aid to the treatment and prevention of gum disease, tooth decay and the build up of plaque. It promotes gum healing, manages mouth ulcers and oral thrush.
Corsodyl (chlorhexidine) Dental Gel is especially useful when targeting specific areas within the mouth. The gel is odourless, and comes in a 50g tube. How does it work? Corsodyl dental gel contains the active ingredient chlorhexidine, which is an antiseptic and disinfectant agent. Chlorhexidine is active against various bacteria, viruses, bacterial spores and fungi. It kills the micro-organisms associated with various mouth and throat infections, and other common conditions in the mouth. This includes the Candida albicans fungi that cause thrush infection in the mouth, and bacteria that may infect mouth ulcers or other sore areas in the mouth, for example following dental surgery. Infection of these areas increases discomfort and delays healing. Chlorhexidine has also been shown to prevent the formation and build up of plaque on teeth, which helps prevent inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). It can therefore be used as an aid to oral hygiene. What is it used for? Aid for preventing build-up of plaque on the teeth and maintaining oral hygiene. Prevention and treatment of gum disease (gingivitis). Preventing tooth decay in people at high risk, for example people with a dry mouth due to poorly functioning salivary glands (xerostomia). Promoting gum healing after dental surgery. Management of mouth ulcers (apthous ulcers). Management of oral thrush (candidosis).
How to use Corsodyl (chlorhexidine) Dental Gel - Duration of treatment: For gum disease: Brush teeth for at least one minute once or twice daily using 2cm of gel. Corsodyl can be used for up to 30 days, depending on the severity of the condition. For mouth ulcers: Apply gel directly to the sore areas using your fingertip or a cotton bud. Smear gel lightly over the fitting surfaces of the dentures before insertion. For a denture sore mouth: Also cleanse and soak the dentures in Corsodyl treatment mouthwash for 15 minutes twice daily. For use after dental surgery or treatment: Use as directed by your dentist If you are unsure of how long to use it for, please consult your dentist or pharmacist.
Caution before using Corsodyl (chlorhexidine) Dental Gel: Because of the way chlorhexidine forms a protective layer across the teeth and gums to help prevent new plaque from forming, some temporary discolouration can occur on the teeth and tongue. In the majority of cases this can be removed by brushing, and will disappear once the treatment has stopped. Discolouration usually occurs when certain foods and drinks such as tea, coffee and red wine are consumed within an hour of using the mouthwash. Other sources such as beer and cigarettes cause staining but are not associated with chlorhexidine digluconate in Corsodyl. Keep out of eyes and ears Please read all packaging and leaflets prior to use Do not use in children under 12 years unless recommended by a dentist. You should carefully read all product packaging and labels prior to use
Corsodyl (chlorhexidine) Dental Gel contains: Chlorhexidine gluconate 1%
Corsodyl (Chlorhexidine) Dental Gel
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