Evaluation of short term side effects of administration of 0.2% and 0.12% Chlorhexidine Mouthwash
Dr. Jay Prakash, Dr. Smriti Kumari
Mouthwashes are an antiseptic solution which is used to reduce the microbial load in the oral cavity. Mouth rinses have the ability to deliver the therapeutic effect all over the tooth surface including interproximal areas in which even toothpastes are not much effective. Even though, chlorhexidine mouthwash is more effective in plaque control, it cannot be used for long duration because some of its unpleasant side-effects after long duration usage. Evaluation of Short Term Side Effects of Administration of 0.2% and 0.12% Chlorhexidine Mouthwash. The present study was planned in Department of Paediatric & Preventive Dentistry, Buddha Institute of Dental Science and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India. Total 20 cases of the patients were enrolled in the present study. The 10 cases in Group A patients were administered with the 0.2% chlorhexidine mouthwash. The remaining 10 cases in Group B patients were administered with the receiving 0.12% chlorhexidine mouthwash thorough oral prophylaxis. All the patients were instructed to brush at least 30 minutes before using mouthwash and not to use any other chemical dental hygiene products during the evaluation period. Rinsing with water after the procedure was not allowed. Chlorhexidine is a germicidal mouthwash that reduces bacteria in the mouth. Chlorhexidine oral rinse is used to treat gingivitis (swelling, redness, bleeding gums). Chlorhexidine is usually prescribed by a dentist. Chlorhexidine oral rinse is not for treating all types of gingivitis. The data generated from the present study concludes that 0.12% Chlorhexidine mouthwash as compared to 0.2% Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal therapy. Although Chlorhexidine mouthwash has been proven to be effective in reducing plaque, its use in daily practice is still limited due to its several side effects. The present study evaluated the subject’s attitude towards the side effects of chlorhexidine.
Dr. Jay Prakash, Dr. Smriti Kumari. Evaluation of short term side effects of administration of 0.2% and 0.12% Chlorhexidine Mouthwash. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2020, Pages 93-97