Dr. Dillon or our hygienist may recommend antibiotic treatment to those who are suffering from periodontal (gum) disease. The antibiotic is applied topically and can be used in conjunction with scaling and root planing (deep cleanings) or other periodontal treatments to help you return to optimal oral health. Antibiotics can help eliminate the bacteria that causes gum disease and get you back to a healthier smile. If gum disease is left untreated, you may be at a higher risk for:
- Pregnancy complications
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
We do everything we can to protect you from periodontal disease and its associated risks. Antibiotic treatment is an additional option for those who have more advanced gum disease, but more advanced stages of the disease may require more invasive treatment. Call Dillon Dental today if you have questions about the periodontal disease and antibiotic treatment. Dr. Patrick Dillon, our dentist in West Los Angeles, and the rest of our team can answer your questions and help you return to optimal oral health.