Christopher J. Couri, DDS, MS provides antimicrobial therapy in Peoria, IL. Call 309-674-4148 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
When treatment is needed, a locally applied antibiotic is placed directly into the infected periodontal pocket at the time of scaling and root planing procedures for easy, targeted treatment. The medication adhere to the surrounding surfaces to provide a sustained release of the antibiotic at the site of active infection for effective treatment. It is used in pocket depth reduction and may be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program.
Benefits of antibiotic treatment can include:
- No local anesthesia required
- No adhesive required
- No dressing required
- Remains active in the pocket for an extended period of time