Corsodyl Short-Term Treatment for Gum Disease

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Short-term treatment for gum disease: kill, repel and last

Intensive treatment for persistent gum problems, clinically proven to be effective against bleeding gums, gum irritation and gum inflammation.1–3

  • Acts rapidly to significantly reduce oral bacterial count4
  • Prevents plaque build-up through 12-hour substantivity4
  • Significantly reduces gingivitis symptoms after 2 weeks following a supragingival prophylaxis1
  • Forms a protective antibacterial layer to help gum healing2,4
  • Clinically proven to accelerate gingival healing after periodontal surgery3

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Plaque biofilms determined by image analysis program

Not all chlorhexidine formulations are the same

In a 5-week randomised study, Corsodyl 0.2% w/v Mouthwash was more effective at inhibiting plaque growth when compared with another commercial 0.2% chlorhexidine solution with an anti-staining agent.5

After 4 days of treatment:5

  • 73% reduction in plaque with Corsodyl 0.2% vs. 37% with comparator*5
  • 78% reduction in biofilm vitality with Corsodyl 0.2% vs. 26% with comparator*5

Images show the vitality of the plaque biofilm after 4 days of treatment determined using an image analysis program to discriminate green (vital) bacteria, yellow (vital and dead) bacteria and red (dead) bacteria5*Mean values and statistical comparison between placebo and two chlorohexidine solutions in terms of plaque index, plaque area and biofilm vitality

Chlorhexidine action

Rapid action for the short-term treatment of gum disease

Chlorhexidine digluconate acts rapidly, killing the bacteria that cause plaque in 30 seconds4,6

Read more about the science behind Corsodyl, as well as how gum problems can impact on a patient’s quality of life.

Gum disease treatment: help your patients get the most out of Corsodyl Short-Term Intensive Treatment

  • Anionic interactions

    Chlorhexidine is incompatible with anionic agents

    Often present in conventional toothpastes, anionic agents interact with chlorhexidine.7,8 Toothpastes with anionic agents should therefore be used before Corsodyl Short-Term Intensive Treatment (rinsing the mouth between applications) or at a different time of day.

  • Tips to avoid staining


    Simple recommendations to help avoid staining

    To minimise the risk of staining after using chlorhexidine mouthwashes, advise patients to avoid tannin-containing food and drinks.

Recommend Corsodyl Short-Term Intensive Treatment for patients with persistent or worsening gum problems

Corsodyl mouthwash

Alcohol Free Corsodyl Aniseed 0.2% w/v mouthwash

For patients with gingivitis who need short-term intensive treatment that is clinically proven to be effective against bleeding gums, gum irritation and gum inflammation.1–3

Also available in Mint and Freshmint variants.

Corsodyl Dental Gel

Corsodyl 1% w/w Dental Gel

For patients with gingivitis who need short-term intensive treatment in a dental gel that provides longer contact time with the gingival surface than mouthwash rinsing.

Corsodyl Short-Term Gum Disease Treatment Product Information

  • Product information

    Product Information: Please consult the summary of product characteristics for full product information. Corsodyl Mint 0.2% w/v Mouthwash, Corsodyl Aniseed 0.2 % w/v Mouthwash, Corsodyl Freshmint 0.2 % w/v Mouthwash, Corsodyl 1 % w/w Dental Gel. Indications: Plaque inhibition; gingivitis; maintenance of oral hygiene; post periodontal surgery or treatment; aphthous ulceration; oral candida. Dental Gel: In addition, to aid fluoride in caries prevention in high risk patients. Dosage & Administration: Adults and children 12 years and over. Children under 12 on healthcare professional advice only: Mouthwashes: 10 ml rinse for 1 minute twice daily or pre-surgery. For dental stomatitis, soak dentures for 15 minutes twice daily. Treatment length: gingivitis 1 month; ulcers, oral candida 48 hours after clinical resolution. Dental Gel: Brush teeth with 1 inch gel for 1 minute, once or twice daily. Spit out excess. Ulcers, oral candidal infections: apply gel to affected areas for 1 minute, once or twice daily. Prevention of caries as part of a regimen: apply nightly for 5 minutes in close fitting tray. Denture stomatitis:  brush dentures with 2.5 cm gel for 1 minute, once or twice daily. Treatment length: gingivitis 1 month; ulcers, oral candida based on clinical response; prevention of caries as part of a regimen for 14 days. Contraindications: Hypersensitivity to ingredients. Precautions: Keep out of eyes and ears, do not swallow, separate use from conventional dentifrices (e.g. rinse mouth between applications). In case of soreness, swelling or irritation of the mouth, cease use and consult healthcare professional. Seek immediate medical help if swelling or difficulty breathing experienced. Seek medical advice if taste disturbances, numbness, tingling or burning sensation of tongue persist. Superficial discolouration of tongue, teeth and tooth-coloured restorations, usually reversible. See SPC for full details. Side effects: Tongue coated, dry mouth, aguesia/dysguesia, glossodynia, oral paraesthesia/hypoaesthesia, discolouration of teeth and tongue, mouth irritation, desquamation /oral mucosa swelling, parotid swelling. Hypersensitivity,anaphylaxis. Overdose: Mint Mouthwash: Due to the alcohol content (7%) ingestion of large amounts by children requires medical attention. Legal category: Mouthwashes: GSL. Dental Gel: P. MA Numbers Corsodyl Mint 0.2 %w/v Mouthwash PA 678/002/002; Corsodyl Aniseed 0.2 %w/v Mouthwash PA 678/002/004; Corsodyl Freshmint 0.2 % w/v Mouthwash PA 678/002/005; Corsodyl 1% w/w Dental Gel PA 678/002/001. MA Holder: GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (Ireland) Limited, 12 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland. Text prepared: June 2021. Additional information is available upon request. Contains chlorhexidine digluconate.  Always read the label/leaflet.

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