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Dental gum disease. How much do antibiotics help?
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In brief: Supplemental
Antibiotics alone will not help much.
Gum disease beyond gingivitis has no cure but can be controlled through initial therapy and rigorous oral hygiene followed by frequent maintenance visits ( usually every three months). Surgery may be done to aid long term prognosis. Antibiotics and laser treatment can be used as well to ensure a good long term result.

In brief: Supplemental
Antibiotics alone will not help much.
Gum disease beyond gingivitis has no cure but can be controlled through initial therapy and rigorous oral hygiene followed by frequent maintenance visits ( usually every three months). Surgery may be done to aid long term prognosis. Antibiotics and laser treatment can be used as well to ensure a good long term result.
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dr. Charles Kattuah
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Dr. John Comisi
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Application Methods
Antibiotics have long been tried as a means of stopping gum disease.
Unfortunately many do not "target" the infected gum tissue in an effective way. There are other means of getting medications to the specific sites like perio-protect trays, which have been shown to be very effective. But you still need to employ good oral home care routines daily as well.

In brief: Application Methods
Antibiotics have long been tried as a means of stopping gum disease.
Unfortunately many do not "target" the infected gum tissue in an effective way. There are other means of getting medications to the specific sites like perio-protect trays, which have been shown to be very effective. But you still need to employ good oral home care routines daily as well.
Dr. John Comisi
Dr. John Comisi
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: Some
I think hygiene, brushing, flossing and rinses are very important also.

In brief: Some
I think hygiene, brushing, flossing and rinses are very important also.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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