Antibiotic, or antimicrobial, treatments are often an excellent solution for treating gum disease. These treatments involve the use of oral medications to reduce the amount of bacteria in the mouth and prevent further infection. We welcome you to contact us at 201-444-1048 to learn more about antibiotic periodontal treatment in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and schedule your appointment with Dr. John Aston.
If our dentist determines that antibiotic gum disease treatments will benefit you, he will most likely begin with a scaling and root planing treatment to clear plaque and tartar from your mouth. After this treatment, we will provide an antibiotic. This medicine will be placed directly into the infected periodontal pockets to fight the bacteria and aid in the healing process. Periodontal antibiotics usually contain doxycycline or minocycline, and are often provided in the form of a powder and sealed with a periodontal pack for a number of days.
Please be sure to follow all instructions provided by our dentist following your treatment. Following post-treatment care instructions and maintaining a good oral hygiene routine will help your mouth heal and keep your gum disease from returning.
For more information about antibiotic periodontal treatment and to make an appointment with our experienced dentist, please call our office today.