Rincinol P.R.N. is a novel, non-prescription mouth rinse designed to manage and provide long-lasting relief from oral pain, swelling and irritation. It works by adhering to the mucosal surface of the mouth, soothing oral lesions of various origins. Usable in multiple instances, Rincinol P.R.N. has a diverse range of applications.
- Aphthous ulcers
- Post-surgical sites, such as oral surgery, periodontal surgery or excision of tissue
- Post-scaling and root planing sites
- Abrasion from orthodontic appliances
- Injuries to the tissue from dental work or oral care such as toothbrushes
- Thermal or chemical burns
- Sores from dental prosthetics
Rincinol P.R.N. is a new way for dental hygienists to relieve the pain and suffering patients report from various oral lesions. When considering the average duration of an aphthous ulcer lesion, the applicability of Rincinol P.R.N. is quickly realized. Typically untreated canker sores take one to two weeks to heal and can recur monthly or several times per year. It can be problem for hygienists to find fast, non-burning or non-numbing relief for those patients, let alone promote healing for their oral sores.
Rincinol P.R.N. is alcohol-free and forms a bio-adherent layer that protects the oral mucosa. Rincinol P.R.N. contains four key ingredients used to achieve the water resistant and soothing properties. Polyvinylpyrrolidone adheres to the mucous lining of the mouth and forms a thin, protective layer over the tissue. Research into mucoadherent properties has shown PVP to be effective at forming a thin layer and allowing other medicaments mixed within to aid the tissue underneath the fine layer. In addition to PVP, Rincinol P.R.N. contains sodium hyaluronate or hyaluronic acid when broken down. Hyaluronic acid has many uses, most importantly it’s capability to enhance tissue hydration, therefore promoting healing. It also is a muco-adherent and film-forming agent like PVP. Unlike PVP, it is found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid or hyaluron is a major component of the extra cellular matrix of skin, joints, eye and many other tissues and organs. It is well documented as a component in accelerated wound healing. Glycyrrhetinic acid, the third major component, has been shown to inhibit inflammation in anti-inflammatory models. It is derived from licorice, an herbal, which has a long history in the medical world used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, and anti-ulcer drug. Lastly, aloe vera is part of the key ingredients for its soothing and healing qualities, and its ability to hydrate tissue. Aloe vera is widely used as an herbal remedy and ingredient due to its soothing and hydrating qualities. The unique combination of these four ingredients creates an oral rinse which is non-irritating and capable of protecting an oral lesion and supplying the area with wound healing properties while the lesion repairs.
In a patient survey, 85% of canker sore sufferers found the product easy to use. The rinse took an average of 3 minutes and 14 seconds to work and the relief lasted for several hours, on average. None of the participants felt the rinse was difficult to use. Rincinol P.R.N. is safe for adults and children 6 years and older. No side effects or drug interactions have been reported, even if accidentally ingested.
Rincinol P.R.N. is available in individual dose packs for dental practices and also packaged in 4 oz. bottles over-the-counter at most major chain drugstores and other selected retail outlets. The shelf life of Rincinol P.R.N. is 3 years and it is inexpensive to provide samples to patients within a dental practice.
Rincinol P.R.N. is the first non-prescription bio-adherent mucosal coating rinse used for oral sores and lesions. The four key ingredients coat, soothe, hydrate and promote healing for lesions in the mouth. Rincinol P.R.N. provides dental hygienists a means to provide relief and healing for the multiple oral lesions patients present.
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Chicago, IL 60630
Emily Kinsell Berger, RDH, BS is a practicing clinical hygienist in Lake Mills WI. She serves as President-elect and Administrative Council Chair for the Wisconsin Dental Hygienists’ Association. She is also a frequent contributing author to Contemporary Oral Hygiene and is pursuing her graduate degree in dental hygiene education from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She welcomes comments at EKBRDH@aol.com.