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User Reviews for Chlorhexidine topical to treat Gingivitis

Also known as: Peridex, Hibiclens, Tegaderm CHG Dressing, Paroex, Hibistat, Bactoshield, Periogard, Chlorostat, Spectrum-4, ChloraPrep One-Step, Acclean, Betasept, Biopatch, Scrub Care Exidine, Calgon Vesta, Chlorostat 4, Dyna-Hex, Hibistat Towelette, PerioChip, Sky Oral Rinse, Denti-Rinse, Exidine Scrub Care …show all brand names

Chlorhexidine topical has an average rating of 6.5 out of 10 from a total of 20 ratings for the treatment of Gingivitis. 50% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 25% reported a negative effect.

Chlorhexidine topical Rating Summary

6.5/10 average rating

20 ratings from 23 user reviews.

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Reviews for Chlorhexidine topical

BadBreath Lady October 16, 2013

“I've had bad breath for over 20 years. I had regular dental exams and cleaning, twice a year. My dentist would tell me my teeth was in good condition but I would complaint about having breath. I would get so embarrass whenever I had to talk to my co-worker, friends and family member. I could tell by the expressions on their faces that my breath was bad. Sometimes people would put their fingers over their noses when I talked to them. I even stopped going to my faith/religion service because I could tell whenever I talked to the members of my faith they would talk to me from a distance. One women after I said hello she turned around and held her nose. My new dentist saved me! Gave me this ...after 3 days no bad breath!”

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Anonymous March 28, 2012

Peridex (chlorhexidine): “I have been in so much pain and discomfort. I have a problem of serious dry mouth and perhaps Sjogren's. My tongue was always sore and burning and my gums hurt. My dentist gave me this to try and it has been the greatest thing. It didn't give me an unpleasant taste or anything. Just less pain and fresh mouth.”

10 / 10
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tjcarita · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 29, 2012

Periogard (chlorhexidine): “I have had Gingivitis and very deep pockets for quite some time now. My gums would bleed when I flossed, brushed and used my water pick. Nothing I did worked. I had gum surgery also and the bleeding continued. On a visit to my Dentist I was given Periogard to try and within 10 days of using this product the bleeding completely stopped. I was amazed to see how this product worked to kill the germs that cause my Gingivitis. I do have some tooth staining but I can live with that. My teeth feel much better and the taste of blood from bleeding is gone. Saying I'm very happy with Periogard would be an understatement. For me Periogard is my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. I just wish my dentist recommended this to me sooner.”

10 / 10
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DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR TEETH · Taken for less than 1 month December 23, 2017

Acclean (chlorhexidine): “After hygienist cleaned all four quadrants he stated that I must use a mouthwash RX grade called Acclean for 2 weeks after brushing my teeth to rinse and then spit out. I did as he requested and it stained my teeth brownish very badly especially the bottom half of the tooth closer to the gums. Tried everything to clean them to no avail. Went back to the hygienist he did a cleaning but stains still remain in the back teeth especially and some of the teeth have spotting. The top portion of each tooth seems to have turned slightly transparent as compared to the bottom half of the tooth which is darker and not transparent. NOT A HAPPY CAMPER!!!”

1 / 10
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TMC · Taken for less than 1 month December 8, 2018

“My dentist prescribed this oral rinse after I had to see him after my first seizure. I guess I was biting down so hard I actually had blood around my mouth. I used this product as I was told. Nothing great happened. I was on it for 2 weeks. About 5 months later I was brushing my teeth and glanced in the mirror. My teeth now were brown/black. No more pearly whites. Went back to dentist and he said it was from the oral rinse. I told him "I could just slap you'. So now I have to see the dental hygienist for extensive teeth cleaning. Also purchased a whitening pen, use of an electric toothbrush works wonders. It helps a great deal.”

3 / 10
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MissGale · Taken for less than 1 month November 8, 2018

Peridex (chlorhexidine): “All my teeth has to be pulled or surgically removed I did 6 teeth few weeks ago and 8 removed few days ago this rinse has been the best thing for my swollen gums, breath & and irritation. I recommend it 100%”

10 / 10
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wlp325 · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 2, 2018

“I've had ever-deepening gum pockets for several years. My gums would hurt (rarely bleeding) when I flossed and used a waterpik. Nothing stopped the gum recession -- not professional cleaning every 3 months, not brushing/flossing 3 times daily -- nothing. My dentist and periodontist both recommended using Periogard, so I gave it a try. In about 2 weeks all gum pain completely stopped. I can now use a waterpik (on high), aim the water stream with impunity right into any of the deep gum pockets, and for the first time in years zero pain results. So far, no tooth staining and no change in how food tastes has occurred. My gums feel the best they've been in years. I wish I'd started using this medication at least a decade ago (assuming it existed).”

10 / 10
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Anonymous October 11, 2011

“I think it is a good oral mouth wash. I like how it makes my mouth feels after a rinse. It is good for bad breath and other problems that you may have with your teeth. It is a little pricey, but all in all I think it is well worth it.”

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Diana 5000 August 7, 2014

“I had gingivitis it did cure it. I noticed every time I rinsed my mouth with Chlorhexidine my eyes would turn red. It also raised my blood pressure from 140/90 right arm and 130/85 left arm, to 190/96 on the right arm and 173/110 on the left arm. This happened not to long after I rinsed with it. It took 2 days for my pressure to go back to normal. Caution for people with hypertension.”

6 / 10
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Cj · Taken for less than 1 month August 28, 2020

“I was told to use this 4 times a day for 2-3 weeks after getting 2 wisdom teeth removed. My tongue feels like it’s been rubbed by sandpaper, my gums hurt now, and there is strong awful taste on the back of my tongue. I hate this stuff”

1 / 10
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SilverB33 · Taken for less than 1 month January 22, 2019

“My experience hasn't been so hot with this. Although it works as intended unfortunately I have a reaction to it, causing my mouth to get irritated and white spots to appear at the back. I'll most likely just shy away from this and stick the usual mouth washes that won't cause this.”

4 / 10
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harshalvani · Taken for less than 1 month May 5, 2016

“from last few months I have suffered from serious mouth problems like, problem in tongue raising, problem in right corner of tongue ,throat problem, gum and teeth problem, white and red patches in mouth, thick white film on tongue, sore throat, hard to chew and swallow, jaw locked etc.. Today, my friend give me this chlorhexadine (sorry for my poor English)__in only one time use it gives me magical relief, before it, I used several medicines like Colgate plex, betadine gargle, coconut oil etc. but,after 5 minutes of use,my white film on tongue starts melting, now I raise my tongue 50% more (feeling happy) Thank You..”

10 / 10
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Ma Tess · Taken for less than 1 month October 24, 2020

“I had a gum infection and later a molar extraction. The dentist gave me Perio -Aid mouthwash to rinse after brushing for 2 weeks. Just noticed my teeth are browning, not a few but all my teeth. I am not happy.”

4 / 10
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grininbearit · Taken for less than 1 month January 25, 2018

“My dentist just prescribed me Peridex for gingivitis - 2x / daily for 2 weeks. I noticed a positive difference in my gums just after a couple of uses. Slight inflammation decreased and my gums became pinker and tighter. There is a negative side effect for me though: I constantly have a strong bitter taste on the back of my tongue which decreases or alters the taste of most foods. It's awful, so I'm looking forward to the end of the 2 week regimen. I just hope I don't get any staining on my teeth that some people complain about (but it is able to be cleaned off)”

9 / 10
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Nada · Taken for less than 1 month March 29, 2020

Periogard (chlorhexidine): “If you have a ton of this left over after you are told to discontinue use- works great on athletes foot. Not even kidding. Pour a bit on the affected area before showering and rinse off. Gone in a day.”

10 / 10
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Bubbles February 21, 2021

“Terrible experience. I got mouth ulcers, even creating such an issue into my ears. I was placed on amoxicillin the first time I went. For they thought it was an ear ache. The next morning it hurt, so I looked in my mouth....it was a pus and white ulcer. I ended up at the emergency room because of the pain. I was given lidocaine. Then prescribed a lidocaine mouthwash w a benadryl and mylanta base. This is crazy stuff. Next day found out it gets rust off of metal real good.”

1 / 10
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Lay123la · Taken for less than 1 month August 20, 2016

“Dentist lasered my gum line to get impressions for a bridge I do not know why the dentist thought lazering my gum would make a better impression but I was left with raw irritated and inflamed gums. This product gave me instant relief.”

10 / 10
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wilmetta · Taken for less than 1 month November 12, 2018

“It has taken less than a week since brushing my teeth with it 3 times a day as prescribed by the dentist. In that time the major bleeding in my mouth that resulted in spitting red blood has become a barely visible pink. This is as a result of Canadian dentists blaming the victim and not taking you seriously. I had to go to Mexico to a military trained dentist to get a diagnosis and treatment.”

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Hoppimike · Taken for 6 months to 1 year March 6, 2021

“I just had the beginnings of gum disease I think. Weird taste and the dentist said it looked very early-stage. It's fine now though. Chlorhexidine is great but what also works great is tea tree oil in alcohol mouthwash. Take care all :)”

8 / 10
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Highlyl March 16, 2013

Peridex (chlorhexidine): “For years I suffered with gum bleed and bad breath... But after using Peridex all the problems have gone away and it helped me with self esteem because I don't have stinky breath anymore.”

10 / 10
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Ophelia · Taken for less than 1 month July 11, 2019

Periogard (chlorhexidine): “Unfortunately after three uses I realized I wasn’t tasting my dinner. I am not willing to give up my sense of taste and will seek an alternative solution.”

1 / 10
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cureing my bad breath... · Taken for less than 1 month June 7, 2014

“I have had bad breath for 3 years now. I've tried mouth washes and brushing 4 or more times a day. I've been using this product for 2 days and my breath is smelling better.”

7 / 10
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FrankS4 April 8, 2017

“I used the after getting grafts on my front lower gums from the roof of my mouth.”

6 / 10
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