Antibiotic Treatment

Periodontal disease is a progressive condition which leads to severe inflammation and tooth loss if left untreated.  Antibiotic treatments can be used in combination with scaling and root planning, curettage, surgery or as a stand-alone treatment to help reduce bacteria before and/or after many common periodontal procedures.

Antibiotic treatments come in several different types, including oral forms and topical gels which are applied directly into the gum pockets.  Research has shown that in the case of severe periodontal infections, systemic antibiotic treatments have been incredibly effective, whereas topical forms of antibiotics have been shown to be much less effective.  

Oral Antibiotics we frequently prescribe

  • Amoxicillin and Metronidazole – This combination of antibiotics is very effective at killing pathogenic species of bacteria in the mouth.