Gum Disease Treatment
If you have gum disease, effective treatment does exist and can help you prevent tooth and bone loss, as well as unsightly gum recession. Diagnosing gum disease early, and addressing it using simple methods like root planning and scaling, is much simpler and less painful than undergoing later-stage gum disease treatment. In deeper pockets it may be necessary to reduce the bacteria using antibiotics. When our patients have periodontal (gum) disease, we might use dentomycin in conjunction with root planning and scaling treatments, which lead to a marked reduction in bacteria in patients mouths. It has a positive anti-inflammatory action which allows the connective tissues to reattach back to the tooth. Gum disease treatment at our practice is administered in a peaceful atmosphere by the dentists who cares about your well-being.
Effective Periodontic Treatment with Dentomycin gel.
Dentomycin was launched in 1993 and has been successfully used in more than 1.3 million patients worldwide. It is a gel that contains an antibiotic (minocycline) which is active against the bacteria that cause periodontitis. Why is Dentomycin a gel? This allows the antibiotic to be applied directly into the pockets where bacteria are growing. This means we can get effective concentrations at the disease site and low concentrations in the bloodstream to reduce the risk of side effects.
What effect does Dentomycin treatment have?
Clinical studies have shown that Dentomycin treatment reduces the bacteria that cause periodontitis and reduces the depths of pockets.These changes indicate an improvement in gum health.
When is Dentomycin treatment recommended?
Dentomycin is used when gum tissue has detached from the teeth to form obvious pockets. These sites are more likely to get worse than shallower sites. If Dentomycin is recommended it means that either the bone loss is severe or that the gum disease is particularly aggressive. The decision to recommend Dentomycin treatment is usually based on radiographic evidence and an examination. However, sometimes a visual inspection may give a big pointer. Our dentist will check for pockets using a special probe, which is placed between the gum and tooth.