For a patient with gum disease, Dr. Daniela Zambon may recommend antimicrobial therapy, or antibiotic treatment, in Mansfield, Texas. This therapy uses chemicals to kill or slow the growth of bacteria that cause gum disease. Antiseptics and antibiotics are both commonly used for this therapy.
Antiseptics are usually found in mouth washes and are commonly used to prevent periodontal disease. On the other hand, antibiotics are used to kill specific bacteria. The antibiotic is placed under the gums by our periodontist to treat gum disease. Antibiotics for gum disease can also be given in pill form.
Before performing antibiotic treatment, our periodontist will provide scaling and root planning, which removes plaque and calculus from under the gum line. You may then be prescribed an antiseptic rinse or an antibiotic in pill form. Dr. Daniela Zambon can also apply the antibiotic directly into the affected areas of your gums.
After antibiotic treatment, you may feel something under your gums. However, this should not be uncomfortable. Try not to floss the treated area so that you do not dislodge the medicine. If a periodontal pack was placed on the gums, do not disturb it. After seven to ten days, our periodontist will remove the periodontal pack and any remaining antibiotic. At this point, you may return to your standard oral hygiene routine.
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