Product Type: Corsodyl Oral Care
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Author Name: Sammy
Advantages: Fights infection, reduces pain and swelling, fast-acting
Disadvantages: Affects taste perception, burns, causes staining
Corsodyl is one of those necessary evils as far as I'm concerned. It works really well but it comes with some negatives.
My Dentist recommended Corsodyl to help with an infected wisdom tooth. After the first use I was beginning to feel relief so it is a fast-acting product.
However the negative side is probably it's strength, chlorhexidine is essentially an antiseptic bleach used to fight bacteria and fungi. It slowly penetrates the surface of the teeth and provides long-lasting protection. But it does burn and it can stain the teeth.
It is deceptively mild when you first rinse with it, it has a delicate minty taste and appears as an innocent clear liquid. After a few seconds your mouth begins to feel warm but it's still milder than most mouthwashes. However when you spit it out you realize just how hot and strong it is and it will continue to heat your mouth even after use.
The other downside is how it will affect your taste. I was horrified when I first used it to see the surface of my tongue turn white and I could hardly taste anything for the rest of the day. This effect is temporary and by the next day I had my sense of taste back and my tongue was a normal colour once more.
It is an excellent short-term solution to many tooth, gum and mouth ailments but it isn't for long-term use.
I always keep some on hand incase and I wouldn't be without it. Despite it's downsides I would highly recommend it.
Summary: Excellent medical aid for treating many mouth ailments. But always follow the instuctions carefully.
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