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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology

Short term side effects of 0.2% and 0.12% chlorhexidine mouthwash

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Author Details : Kirandeep Kour, Sandeep Kaur*

Volume : 4, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 138-140

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Chlorhexidine is one of the most widely and commonly used antiplaque and antigingivitis agent.
Chlorhexidine is a potent antibacterial substance but this alone does not explain its antiplaque action. Once
adsorbed, and unlike some other antiseptics, chlorhexidine shows a persistent bacteriostatic action lasting
in excess of 12 hours.
Materials and Methods: The present study was carried out in 40 patients to evaluate and compare the
short term side effects of 0.2% and 0.12% chlorhexidine. Pain, burning sensation, taste disturbance were
evaluated at first, third and Seventh day
Results: No statistical significant difference was observed in two groups with respect to these side effects.
Conclusion: However, the taste of 0.12% was better accepted as compared to 0.2% chlorhexidine

Keywords: Antigingivitis, Chlorhexidine.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijpi.2019.029

How to cite : Kour K, Kaur S, Short term side effects of 0.2% and 0.12% chlorhexidine mouthwash. IP Int J Periodontol Implantol 2019;4(4):138-140

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