HOW DO ORAL RINSE ANTIBIOTICS WORK?
Oral rinse antibiotics are liquid mouthwashes with antibacterial activity that are beneficial in treating infection and inflammation associated with the mouth.
Oral rinse antibiotics kill bacteria inside the mouth and form a protective layer on the inner surface of the mouth. They also increase the resistance of teeth to acids, thereby enhancing fluoride penetration into tooth enamel.
HOW ARE ORAL RINSE ANTIBIOTICS USED?
Oral rinse antibiotics are used for treating:
- Gingivitis (gum inflammation)
- Dental caries
- Mucositis (soreness of the mouth)
- Oral irritation
- Oral sores
WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ORAL RINSE ANTIBIOTICS?
Oral rinse antibiotics may cause some side effects, including:
- Mouth/gum irritation
- Discoloration of teeth
- Sialorrhea (hypersalivation)
- Burning sensation in the mouth
Oral rinses, if accidentally swallowed, may cause:
The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.