Corsodyl treatment mouthwashes are antibacterial solutions containing chlorhexidine digluconate 0.2% w/v. Chlorhexidine digluconate has a dual action:
It is an antibacterial ingredient that attacks and helps to kill the plaque bacteria that can cause your gum irritation.
It creates a protective layer over your teeth and gums for up to 12 hours, thus helping to prevent any new plaque forming.
With its convenient and easy to use format, the mouthwash is also particularly useful when more than one area in the mouth needs attention.
It is available in Mint or Original (Aniseed) flavours.
As well as being used to treat and prevent gum disease, Corsodyl is used for the following conditions:
Denture sore mouth
Promote gum healing after dental surgery or treatment
Maintain mouth hygiene
HOW TO USE
- After brushing in the morning and evening, rinse your mouth out thoroughly with water. Follow this by rinsing the mouth with 10ml of mouthwash for about one minute.
- Do not use in children under 12 years unless recommended by a dentist.
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 gum disease (e.g. bleeding/swollen gums), in combination with regular flossing and brushing, a 5-7 day course of Corsodyl can help kick-start 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 the mouthwash for 15 minutes twice daily.
- 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.