Chlorhexidine mouthrinse as an adjunctive treatment for gingival health

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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effectiveness of chlorhexidine mouthrinse used as an adjunct to mechanical oral hygiene procedures (i.e. toothbrushing with/without the use of dental floss and/or interdental cleaning aids) for the control of gingivitis and plaque compared to:

  • mechanical oral hygiene procedures alone

  • mechanical oral hygiene procedures plus placebo mouthrinse

  • mechanical oral hygiene procedures plus mouthrinses containing other plaque inhibitory, anti-plaque or anti-gingivitis agents

  • mechanical oral hygiene procedures plus mouthrinses containing different formulations of chlorhexidine.

To determine whether the effect of chlorhexidine mouthrinse is influenced by chlorhexidine concentration, or frequency of rinsing (once/day versus twice/day).

To report and describe any adverse effects associated with chlorhexidine mouthrinse use (reporting of adverse effects will be limited to those detailed in the included trials).