Antimicrobial therapy treatment describes the use of chemicals in killing or slowing down the growth of bacteria that is causing periodontal disease. There are two common ways to do this, using either antiseptics or antibiotics.
Antibiotics are used to kill specific bacteria. In the beginning stages of periodontal disease, we can prescribe an oral antibiotic. They work well for sudden or short-term infections.
For chronic conditions, we may place antibiotics underneath your gums. If that does not help, we may need to consider other procedures or even surgery.
There are different types of antibiotic prescriptions. What you will need depends on the type of bacteria in your mouth and how aggressively we need to treat. Some common antibiotics that we may use include Penicillin, Tetracyclines-HCL, Doxycycline, Metronidazole, Ciprofloxacin, and Clindamycin.
We are always happy to answer any of your questions. We understand that you may feel overwhelmed when visiting the dentist so we work hard to provide a calming atmosphere that will be sure to put you at ease.
You are always welcomed with a smile when you enter our office. We want you to be happy with the service you receive, and that is why we provide the very best treatment.
If you have any questions regarding antibiotic treatment, contact us today at (760) 346-1414.