Product Type: Corsodyl Oral Care
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A Pain Saver In A Bottle
Member Name: chazababy
Advantages: Took away pain swelling and infection in my wisdom tooth
Disadvantages: Taste isnt all that great but the product worked for me and to be fair I have tasted worse
It wasn't long before Christmas when I started getting really bad toothache. For years I have had problems with my wisdom tooth trying to push through my gum but unfortunately it has never quite managed to surface. Around 4 years ago is when it first started, my dentist took a xray of my teeth, where you could clearly see my wisdoms tooth directly just under my gum. He said it would be through very soon but as you can see after all this time it still has not came through. The pain that I was experiencing what unreal as my gum was all swollen and the taste in my mouth to be honest was absolutely disgusting. I was unable to go to the Dentist as it was closed for the Christmas holidays as well as the Doctors was also closed. So I decided to go to the Chemist to see if there was anything that they could recommend to me, to try and help with the pain.
The lady in the Chemist recommend a mouth wash called Peroxyl which is manufactured by Colgate. When I got home I started to read the ingredients and instructions. I was shocked to find that it contains Hydrogen Peroxide (yes the stuff that you use to bleach your hair!) The mouthwash claims to relieve minor gum irritations, unfortunately I found this unhelpful as it did not cure my problem that I was having. Although the area of my gum still remained red, swollen, and still rather painful, I had no bleeding which I was thankful for as the awful taste in my mouth was bad enough enough without the taste of blood.
When the Dental Surgery opened again after the Christmas holiday I tried to book the first appointment available, which would be in two weeks time. I explained to the lady what was wrong and that I had spend roughly a week already in pain and needed to see someone sooner than that. The lady went to speak to my Dentist, she came back on the telephone and told me to turn up at 2pm that afternoon. When my usual Dentist had a look at my mouth and asked me a few questions about my problem, he told me that my wisdom tooth was infected that is why it was so painful. He explained that it was a common problem in wisdom teeth, he also told me that if it is to happen twice in 6 months I will need my tooth retracted, if has pierced through my gum or not. He gave me a course of antibiotics along with a mouth wash and recommended that I continue to take some painkillers to try and help with my pain.
The mouthwash that my Dentist game me, you might of heard of it before, is called Corsodyl? The first time that I had heard of it was a few years ago when my pregnant friend was using it. It is specifically aimed at curing Gingivitis, the active ingredients being chlorxidine gluconate and it is also safe to use for pregnant woman. Luckily for me I got the mouthwash on prescription from my Dentist, but you can also buy it over the counter as well. The mouth wash comes in two sizes of 300ml for £4.00 and 600 mls for just under £6.00, you can buy this mouth wash from Chemists and most Supermarkets such as Asda, Tesco's, Morrisons, Sainsburrys ect.
Corsodyl mouthwash is available in two flavours, Original which is aniseed flavour and is packaged in red. And Mint which is obviously mint flavour and packaged in green. I have to say that I am ever so thankful that there isn't just the Original flavour as I hate aniseed, so when I collected my prescription I made sure that they has gave me the mint to save me trip back to the chemist in case it was the wrong one that they had given me. The taste itself doesn't taste like mint, it is very hard to try and describe the taste, but to be fair it isn't a bad taste, it actually leaves your mouth feeling rather refreshed, clean, and also helped numb the pain that I was experiencing where my wisdom tooth was playing a game of hide and seek.
When I got home to try my mouthwash I noticed that when I first opened up the bottle that there was no tamper proof seal of any kind, also there was no safety catch for there for children in case a child was to open it and drink it. I was rather surprised as I thought all medical items these days along with many other mouthwashes were all child proofed. My children are old enough to know not to touch medicines, but if your child is quite small as with anything make sure it is out the reach. The lid comes in useful as it doubles up as a measuring cup to allow you to see how much you of the mouthwash you are putting into the cup and how many mls you are using. The label that is attached to the bottle, peels back to reveal a whole list of information, including how to use and cautions. It says that no special precautions are needed if you are pregnant or breast feeding, but as with the Peroxyl (and in fact most medicines) it warns that you should consult your doctor or dentist before using.
In the information it tells you that when you first use the Corsodyl mouthwash, you might notice a change of taste or a burning sensation on the tongue. I never experienced this but maybe if you are using the mouthwash for gingivitis then you may experience this. It states that if his happens to you, continue to use he mouthwash and it should fade in time.You are supposed to rinse your mouth with 10ml of Corsodyl non diluted for roughly around a minute, twice daily. After you have spat out the mouthwash, the taste of it stays in your mouth for quite a few hours after and the it over rules the first tastes of any food you eat or drink but to be fair the mouthwash does leave your mouth refreshed. The best way to describe this is if you have ever had an extra strong mint and immediately followed it by a drink, then you will have a good idea of what this is like.
After using the mouth wash a few times, I was rather please with the results. The swelling started to settle, the horrible taste went out of my mouth, and the infection went away. I recommend using the mouthwash after you have brushed your teeth in the mornings and at night time as I noticed that there new hardly any plaque build up on my teeth throughout the day, even what I eat my Chinese food which we all know it fully of fat.
As with most products as well as the goods there is also a downside to some things. There is a note on the bottle telling you that the Corsodyl mouthwash may cause discolouration to your teeth and tongue. While this wasn't an issue for me, as I never noticed any difference, however if this does happen to you please don't worry it is easily sorted with using a small amount of bircarbinate of soda to brush your teeth in the mornings only for one week and your teeth will be shiny and white again. After reading the label again for a second time, I realised that there was a warning that the mouthwash, could possibly cause skin irritation. It can also cause peeling of the skin on the inside of the mouth. This latter problem, so it says, can be solved by diluting it half and half with water. If you have sensitive skin I would mention this to your Doctor, Dentist, or person that you are buying if from to see if they could perhaps help you if this is to occur to you. I have rather sensitive skin myself but I occurred no skin irritation at all while using this product.
My Dentist recommend using all of the mouthwash until finished, as well as the antibiotics and taking painkillers when required for the pain. The Corsodyl Mouthwash lasts me roughly 30 days even though I was feeling much better and my mouth seemed back to normally I continued with the mouthwash just like the Dentist has required. Having read the rest of the information on the leaflet that was provided I found out that it is also used for mouth ulcers and oral thrush.
This product is made by Smithkline Beecham Consumer Health Care. If you have any complains or questions then you can write to them at:
Smithkline Beecham Consumer Health Care
I would rate this mouthwash full marks of 5 out of 5 and would also highly recommend to others that are experiencing the same problem with wisdom teeth. I have also read quite a few reviews on here for those that have used the mouthwash for gingivitis, one of which included my friend who used it while she was pregnant and most of the 90 reviews that have been written agree that this product was useful for them also. I hope that my review is of some use to you in helping you decide if this mouthwash would be useful for you. Thank you for taking the time to read my review.
Summary: Would Recommend 5/5
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