Depending on the severity of your periodontal disease, Dr. Lyndel Stripling and Dr. Shawn Nemovi may recommend that you receive periodontal treatment with antibiotics. In most cases, our dentists may perform a pocket irrigation treatment, which cleans your gums of built-up bacteria and plaque. After this, we will apply antibiotics or other antimicrobial agents to continue to fight against common periodontal bacteria. For more information, and to schedule your periodontal treatments with antibiotics in Dallas, Texas, we welcome you to contact Lake Highlands Dental today at (214) 613-1279.
Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can lead to severe gum inflammation and deterioration of the jaw bone. It is important to treat periodontal disease at the first sign to prevent any further damage to your mouth. As part of your periodontal treatment, our dentist may recommend pocket irrigation. Pockets are formed when your gums recede, making a home where bacteria and plaque can build up and cause additional damage to your gum, teeth, and bone. In pocket irrigation, our dentist will use a small, hand-held tool that sprays water in a controlled area. This will clean out your pockets and help restore your oral health.
Antibiotic have also been used to treat periodontal disease in combination with pocket irrigation and additional periodontal treatments. There are several different types of antibiotic treatments for gum disease, and our dentist will help determine which one is right for you. Antibiotics or other antimicrobials can either be placed under the gums during periodontal treatments, or they can be prescribed for you to take after your treatment. Adding antibiotics to periodontal treatments has been proven to effectively eliminate and prevent several types of harmful bacteria that contribute to periodontal disease.
If you have questions about periodontal treatments such as pocket irrigation, or about using antibiotics in your treatments, we invite you to call or visit us today.