Gengigel gel is a unique, patented, powerful oral gel that rapidly soothes and heals sore gums. There are even claims it can rebuild gum tissue. If you’re one of the very many people suffering from gum disease, periodontitis or receding gums this is a product you definitely need to know about.
There are big claims for Gengigel and could it revolutionise the treatment of a variety of very common, painful and distressing oral conditions.
But does Genigel work? Is it the cure-all that some claim it is? To fully understand the benefits that Gengigel offers, we answer the following questions briefly and concisely.
- What is Gengigel?
- How does Gengigel work?
- Is Gengigel right for me?
- How do I use Gengigel?
- What causes gum and periodontal disease?
- Can receding gums come back?
- What else can I do to keep my gums healthy?
And then we answer some other Frequently Asked Questions.
What is Gengigel Gel?
Gengigel is a natural gel that:
- Provides fast relief for sore, inflamed oral soft tissue
- Promotes rapid healing
- Regenerates healthy tissue
How Does Gengigel Gel Work?
Genigel contains hyaluronic acid. This substance makes up 40% of the connective tissue in the human body and is also in gum tissue.
Hyaluronic acid has long been used by doctors to promote the regeneration of connective tissue and relieve inflammation. It is used to help skin grafts connect and grow, heal wounds and is injected into arthritic joints.
When applied to gums, it strengthens cell walls and encourages cells to stick together.
This is important because gum disease causes a loosening of the tissue between the tooth and gum. Pockets develop where bacteria can rapidly multiply. So even after a deep professional clean, new infection develops before healing can take place.
Gengigel heals the tissue rapidly, helping the loosened pockets to close so you are no longer vulnerable to further infection.
Gengigel also quickly soothes and eases the pain associated with inflamed gums. And it relieves the discomfort of mouth ulcers and ensures rapid relief and healing of a variety of oral conditions.
Is Gengigel Gel Right for Me?
- Fast targeted pain relief and healing
- Restores healthy gums
- Protects from future infection
- Safe for daily use
- Small tube will not last long with frequent use
- Some users prefer the mouthwash as the gel appears to slip off
- Cannot be used at the same time as products containing chlorhexidine (eg Corsodyl Toothpaste) as chlorhexidine prevents Gengigel from working
Genigel is an absolutely fantastic product for adults and children (3+) who are suffering with:
- Oral discomfort
- Sore, bleeding gums
- Mouth ulcers
- Receding gums
- Pain after surgical or orthodontic treatment
- Dry mouth
- Pain from cheek or tongue bites
It rapidly relieves discomfort and provides a sticky, protective barrier against bacteria wherever it’s applied.
Its rapid healing qualities help pockets between the teeth and gums to close and so protect against further re-infection.
It’s not a wondercure. But it is super effective and provides welcome relief when used correctly.
By applying it three or four times daily you can help to close the pockets between the gum line and teeth which are a perfect breeding ground for bacteria, stop minor bleeding, soothe discomfort and soreness and protect and heal the soft tissue in your mouth.
Gengigel Gel vs Mouthwash vs Spray?
Gengigel Gel is effective at targeting small areas in the mouth. It delivers a large dose to a specific problem. Some people find the gel slips away from the area it is applied to. Using a cotton bud can help here.
The spray is also great for focusing on a specific area and is easier to apply.
The mouthwash is great for a more general treatment that hits all areas of the mouth at once.
How do I use Gengigel Gel?
- Apply a small amount of gel to a clean fingertip
- Massage the gel into the affected area
- Repeat 3-4 times a day after meals
- Do not eat or drink for 30 minutes after applying
- Continue to use for 3-4 weeks until all symptoms have gone
Active: Hyaluronan and Xylitol (a natural sugar alcohol that inhibits plaque-causing bacteria)
Inactive: Water, cellulose gum, alcohol, PEG40 hydrogenated castor oil, polyvinyl alcohol, polycarbophil, 2,4 dichlorobenzyl alcohol, flavor, sodium hydroxyde, CI 42090.
What causes gum and periodontal disease?
Put simply, the bacteria left between teeth and gums when teeth aren’t properly cleaned. You can also increase your risk of getting gum disease (or making it worse) if you:
- Smoke – which inhibits healing
- Have crowded or overlapping teeth where plaque and tartar can more easily build up.
- Have cancer or are undergoing hormonal change which can make you more prone to gum disease.
- Have a little too much drink! Alcohol lessens your ability to fight gum disease
Your body’s defense against bacterial infection is to inflame the affected area to alert the immune system that something’s wrong.
Gingivitis is the first warning sign that bacterial infection is developing in the gums.
If Gingivitis is not treated, it can develop into periodontitis. This means the inflammation has spread below the gum. Gums may start to recede and pull away from the teeth – which you can see in the diagram below. These ‘pockets’ are ideal breeding grounds for damaging bacteria.
If the condition becomes deep rooted, even a professional clean may not solve the problem. New bacteria will breed in the pockets before healing can take place.
So it’s massively important to take preventative measures and not allow things to get to this stage. And that’s not just to protect your smile and your oral health…
Though the precise nature of the link is not clear, there is a link between periodontitis and more serious systemic diseases such as arthritis, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Latest thinking suggests that the link is related to the inflammation caused by bacterial infection, rather than the bacteria itself.
So treating inflammation in your mouth is likely to help protect your overall systemic health, not just your smile! And this is where Gengigel can help.
Can receding gums come back?
It’s important to manage expectations here. In short, current thinking is that receding gums cannot grow back.
Gengigel helps close the pockets that develop between the gum and tooth when gum disease sets in. This prevents future infection and may appear to give the impression that gums have regrown.
What else can I do to protect my gums?
- Brush correctly and floss or clean between your teeth every day
- Choose a good toothpaste
- Use a soft bristled toothbrush
- Use Gengigel mouthwash
- Avoid tobacco – the toxic chemicals are bad for your gums
- Drink green tea rather than normal tea- it is an anti-inflammatory
- Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water
- Avoid sugary drinks and eat a diet rich in Vitamin C and Omega 3
How soon will I see Results?
This depends on why you are using Gengigel. If you are trust treating soreness relief should be instantaneous.
However, if you are attempting to heal traumatized tissue results will take longer. It’s hard to be specific here.
Can you use Gengigel Gel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding?
Yes, it is safe to use in these circumstances.
Can Gengigel Gel be used with other medication?
Gengigel should not be used with any product containing chlorhexidine as it prevents Gengigel from working. This includes Corsodyl Toothpaste and Mouthwash.
If in any doubt, ask your pharmacist.
How long should I wait before eating or drinking if I am using Gengigel Gel?
The instructions recommend you wait 30 minutes.
Are there any side effects?
There are currently no known side effects to Gengigel gel when it is used as recommended.