4.1 Therapeutic indications
For inhibition of the formation of dental plaque.
As an aid in the treatment and prevention of gingivitis and in the maintenance of oral hygiene, particularly in situations where tooth brushing cannot be adequately employed (e.g. following oral surgery, in physically or mentally handicapped patients, the terminally ill or immunocompromised patients).
Also for use in a post-peridontal surgery or treatment* regimen to promote gingival healing.
*NB: Use as part of a post-periodontal treatment regimen has only been adequately studied over the short term and following standard root surface instrumentation.
It is useful in the management of aphthous ulceration and oral candidal infections (e.g. denture stomatitis and thrush).
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