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Is antibiotic therapy effective against periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption?

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Dr. Paul Grin
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In brief: See a periodontist

If you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection always will come back.
Periodontist will treat periodontitis by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption.

In brief: See a periodontist

If you rely on antibiotics or other not a definitive treatment, the periodontal infection always will come back.
Periodontist will treat periodontitis by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. A periodontist is a dentist specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontitis and alveolar bone resorption.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See dentist first

See your dentist for a diagnosis of periodontal disease.
At 24 years old, hopefully enhanced home care coupled with possible scaling and root planing can put you back on track.Antibiotics are used as an adjunct to periodontal care for a variety of reasons, try the simplest first.If needed, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist.

In brief: See dentist first

See your dentist for a diagnosis of periodontal disease.
At 24 years old, hopefully enhanced home care coupled with possible scaling and root planing can put you back on track.Antibiotics are used as an adjunct to periodontal care for a variety of reasons, try the simplest first.If needed, your dentist may refer you to a periodontist.
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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