Chlorhexidine Mouthwash

Chlorhexidine mouthwash, which contains Chlorhexidine gluconate, is an antiseptic mouthwash that is used to treat inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). This mouthwash reduces the bacterial load in the mouth, thus preventing gum and tooth infection. Avoid using this mouthwash for more than a month, as it can stain your teeth and alter taste.

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Why am I having bad breath?

Query: Hello doctor,I am 25 years old and have bad breath. And I have consulted many dentists for treatment. But no one has any idea about what problem is actually causing bad breath. I usually brush my teeth 2 to 3 times daily.  Read Full »

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can opt for the following treatments stepwise. Start using antibacterial or Chlorhexidine Gluconate mouthwash. This is best for bad breath or stinking mouth and halitosis. Use twice a day for two weeks. Another very helpful method for the cure of bad breath is saline wa...  Read Full »

Which mouthwash and paste are good for daily use?

Query: Hello doctor, Kindly suggest which mouthwash and paste is good to use on daily basis.  Read Full »

Dr. Soheel Hussain Zargar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to On daily basis, it is suggested that one should try tooth brushing with paste recommended by the American dental association (ADA) and Indian dental association (IDA). While buying a paste, you should look for whether it is ADA or IDA approved. Second is choose the pas...  Read Full »

Why is my gum swollen at the extracted wisdom tooth site?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my wisdom tooth pulled two years ago and have not had any issues until yesterday. My gum where my wisdom tooth used to be is swollen and feels like it is pulling away from my gums. What could be the cause and how can I make the swelling go down at home?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern. As per your history, it looks you are having retromolar area infection. It can be because of the left root stem or cavity in adjacent tooth. To get proper advice and safe diagnosis, you need to upload pictur...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for sore gums caused by brushing too hard.

Query: Hello doctor, I was brushing my teeth and went side-tracked and brushed my gums too hard and now my right upper gum by my right canine and first pre-molar hurts. It hurts to eat salty foods and I was eating some chips and that made it hurt too. What could this be? Is it serious?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have actually traumatized your gums while brushing too hard, but do not worry since it is a minor problem. Our gums have a tendency to heal on its own, within a few days without any treatment. For faster results, you can use a mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine g...  Read Full »

Why is there pain at the site of wisdom tooth extraction?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a wisdom tooth and an adjacent molar removed two days ago. Everything has healed nicely except a very painful white spot in the very back of my cheek next to the extraction site. What could this be? I have attached photographs for your reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity) By looking at the picture, it looks like an oral ulcer to me. You need not worry, and it sometimes takes more than a week to heal up completely. You can start with Hexidine (Chlorhex...  Read Full »

I feel like all my teeth are loose and going to fall out. Can this issue be reversed?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to have bruxism (now I do not because I wear a mouth guard), and now my gums are receding. It feels loose and worn out, and I cannot even eat soft foods without them feeling wobbly. I cannot even speak properly because I feel like my teeth are going to fall out. Are all my teeth g...  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query. You are using Corsodyl mouthwash. That contains Chlorhexidine gluconate and is a broad-spectrum antibiotic used to treat various aphthous ulcers or other oral infections. But, if you had listened to the previous dentist, he woul...  Read Full »

I have an ulcer in my mouth that did not go away after antibiotics. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I visited a dentist a week back for pain and swelling at the back of the throat at the retromolar region. The dentist took an X-ray, but no wisdom tooth was present. The dentist prescribed antibiotic Metronidazole and I completed the course. The problem is my...  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have just gone through your complaint. It could be due to some vitamin deficiency since you have already taken Metronidazole, which has not helped you. So, it may not be a bacterial infection. I would suggest you use a mouthwash containing Chlorhexidine gluconate, ...  Read Full »

I watch videos to improve my brushing methods. Which method is the right one?

Query: Hello doctor, There are several videos on how to brush your teeth correctly on the internet. But I am not sure which one is the best method. I am 51 years old and had some fillings for my teeth. But I think brushing in a circular motion may be the right way instead of a back and forth motion. Here ...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharat Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. First of all, I am glad to know you have 80% knowledge about oral hygiene methods. Yes, you are right; the circular motion could be practiced, but the force used should be significantly less. One stroke is suffici...  Read Full »

Why do I have red patches on my throat and have a stretch feeling of the throat while yawning?

Query: Hello doctor,I have red patches on the inner wall of my throat and have a stretch feeling of the throat while yawning. I have had this for the last three weeks. I am Raciper 40 mg. I have attached some pictures for your reference. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The pictures show posterior pharyngeal wall congestion. I would like to know if you have any history of postnasal drip. Or any history of smoking or tobacco use? Thank you.   Read Full »

Can you please help get rid of the multiplying canker sores?

Query: Hello doctor, What can I do for canker sores that keep multiplying and have been there for about two weeks?  Read Full »

Dr. Asma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Canker sores can be due to a number of reasons like vitamin deficiency, bacterial or viral infection, gastritis, etc. Since it has been there for two weeks now, it could be due to a vitamin deficiency. So, I suggest tou taking Vitamin B complex with Zinc capsules for ...  Read Full »

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