- Its antibacterial ingredient attacks and helps to kill the plaque bacteria that are causing your gums irritation.
- The Corsodyl range includes a specially formulated medicated mouthwash that can be used as an aid to help treat and prevent gingivitis, or gum disease.
Corsodyl has a dual action approach:
- Find out more about gingivitis.
As well as being used to treat and prevent gum disease, Corsodyl is indicated for the following conditions:
- Denture sore mouth
- It creates a protective layer over your teeth and gums for up to 12 hours, thus helping to prevent any new plaque from forming
Corsodyl can be used at all stages of gingivitis.
Alongside flossing and brushing, a short 5-7 day course of Corsodyl can help kick-start your recovery from the early signs of gingivitis
- Oral thrush
- Mouth ulcers
- Maintain mouth hygiene
- Promote gum healing after dental surgery or treatment
HOW TO USE
After brushing in the morning and evening, rinse the mouth out thoroughly with water.
Follow this by rinsing the mouth with 10 ml of Corsodyl for about one minute
DURATION OF USE
- Gum Disease
Corsodyl can be used for up to 30 days, depending on the severity of your condition.
For the early signs of gingivitis (e.g. bleeding/ swollen gums), in combination with regular flossing and brushing, a 5-7 day course of Corsodyl can help kick-start your recovery.
If you are unsure of how long to use it for, please consult your Dentist or Pharmacist
- Mouth ulcers and oral thrush
Continue to use for 2 days after healing has occurred
- Denture sore mouth
Dentures should also be cleaned and soaked in Corsodyl for 15 minutes twice daily
- Dental Surgery or treatment
Rinse as directed by your Dentist
Because of the way Corsodyl 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 Corsodyl. Other sources such as beer and cigarettes cause staining but are not associated with chlorhexidine digluconate in Corsodyl.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease, otherwise known as gingivitis, is caused by plaque bacteria. When the plaque deposits form on tooth surfaces and remain there for long periods, they can cause irritation and infection in the gum margin. This infection causes the gums to weaken and bleed easily when you floss, brush your teeth or bite into hard foods. There is usually little or no pain; because of this many people ignore the early warning signs. A healthy gum should not bleed at all, much like any other part of your body.
If left untreated the infection, know as gingivitis, is likely to worsen. In severe cases it can cause the gums to recede and become so weak that they can no longer hold your teeth firmly in place. This is known as periodontitis. At this stage the condition is irreversible, and will eventually lead to tooth loss.
Once gums have receded they are unlikely to grow back, so it’s vitally important to look after them, especially if you are noticing any of the warning signs mentioned. By regularly removing plaque deposits through flossing, brushing, and regular trips to the dentist for a scale and polish, you can maintain healthy teeth and gums for life. What better reason for you to start taking an interest in the health of your gums from today!
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