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All The Antibiotics Used In Gum Disease!

Gum Disease

At Modern Dental Smiles in Boynton Beach, FL, we are happy to give our patients with periodontal (gum) disease antibiotics that can be put on the gums or taken by mouth. These antibiotics might help kill or get rid of bacteria that cause disease. Gum disease, known as gingivitis, is characterized by redness, swelling, and bleeding of the gums. It might also help fight off the bacteria that cause gingivitis. In dentistry, oral antibiotics play a vital role in gum disease treatment. On the other hand, there is periodontitis, where the disease is involved in relation to periodontal ligaments. Sometimes leading to the loosening of your teeth. Our periodontists in Boynton Beach will look after your gum-related treatment.

The dentists in Boynton Beach may tell you to take systemic or topical antibiotics along with scaling and root planing and any other procedures that may be necessary. Some antibiotics like these are:


The main medicine used to fight bacteria is called tetracycline. It kills bacteria and stops collagenase, a protein that breaks down bone and connective tissue, from doing its job. Tetracycline is one of the most important medicines used to fight bacteria.


Azithromycin is an antibiotic that is known for its ability to stop bacteria that cause periodontitis from growing. It is also common to treat people who smoke a lot and want to reduce inflammation.


This antibiotic, ciprofloxacin, kills a slow-growing but dangerous bacteria called A. actinomycetemcomitans, which causes gum disease.


Amoxicillin is a drug used to treat infections caused by bacteria. It does not kill bacteria on its own. Amoxicillin doesn’t kill bacteria. Instead, it stops microorganisms from building walls around themselves, which is how bacteria reproduce and stay alive.


Clindamycin is an antibiotic that stops bacteria from growing. It is used to treat many dangerous bacterial infections. It works by making it hard for bacteria to grow.

Most cases of gum disease can be treated without antibiotics. However, the biggest benefit of using topical antibiotics to help treat the condition is that they focus on their specific target areas and don’t affect the rest of the body. Topical antibiotics save you time and money by reducing the number of tablets you need to take and the severity of the side effects.

Visit our dentists in Boynton Beach,FL for the best gum disease-related treatment in the nearby areas.

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