For those who suffer from periodontal disease, there are several treatment options available, depending on the severity of your condition. In addition to other treatments, Dr. Bui may recommend that you receive a periodontal antibiotic treatment in San Jose, California. Antibiotics can help fight against harmful bacteria, even after you leave our office, which can help you keep your smile in the best condition possible. We welcome you to contact AZ Dental at 408-295-1100 to learn more, and to schedule your appointment with our talented and caring periodontist.

Periodontal disease, if left untreated, can become extremely detrimental to your oral and overall health. In many cases, patients can experience gum, tooth, and bone loss. When you visit our practice, our periodontist will be able to evaluate your condition and determine which treatments are right for you. For every patient, however, we will perform some kind of cleaning that removes the bacteria and plaque that has built up around your teeth and under the gums. By removing these harmful substances, our doctor can help reduce the effects of periodontal disease and get your oral health back in optimum condition.

When we perform deep cleaning treatments, our periodontist may recommend that you also receive some antibiotics. Once you leave our office, it can be easy for bacteria and plaque to start building up again, even with good dental hygiene. Because some tissue may be severely damaged, antibiotics can help continue fighting off bacteria and give your smile a chance to repair itself. The severity of your condition may determine which type of antibiotic will benefit you the most. However, our doctors may choose from one of the following antibiotics:

  • Arestin®: a common antibiotic capsule that is placed under the gums’ surface after a thorough scaling and root planing procedure, slowly releasing antibiotics over several days.
  • Actisite®: a small strip coated in tetracycline hydrochloride that is placed between the gums and the tooth surface. The tetracycline hydrochloride fights against periodontal bacteria and helps reduce pocket size.
  • Atridox®: a topical gel that hardens after being rubbed on the gums’ surface, releasing antibiotics throughout several days.
  • Macrolide antibiotics: oral antibiotics used to fight periodontal bacteria and gum inflammation.

There are several other antibiotic options available to patients with periodontal disease, and our doctor will help find the option that is best for you. We welcome you to call or visit our practice with any questions or concerns you may have. We are always happy to help!