There are few medicaments available for
localized delivery of medicine in the pockets. The principal is the local delivery of anti-microbial substance
directly into gum pocket, where it fights the bacteria and inflammation.
One thing: these drugs do not work alone, they will work good in conjunction with root planing and scaling and good oral
hygiene, but it is not the substitution for any of the above in gum disease treatment
- uses microsphere technology to deliver the antibiotic
directly to the infected areas in your gums
-the microspheres the gradually release the antibiotic over time, allowing it to work over the course of 14
that time , Arestin helps Scaling and Root Planing fight the infection, allowing your gums to heal
Illustrations and description of product is a courtesy of OraPharma, INC
hyclate 10%) is an antibiotic gel that is used to treat chronic adult periodontitis. ATRIDOX is applied with a syringe
into the infected tooth pocket by dental professional.It contains antibiotic which is mixed in a gel. After it applied into
the infected pocket it hardens upon contact with oral fluids to a wax-like substance. The antibiotic is slowly
released from the hardened gel into the surrounding infected pocket for 7 days.
This information provided by Collagenex Pharmaceuticals
Actisite® periodontal fiber for periodontal pocket is another drug based on tetracycline antibiotic.
It comes in a form of cord, treated with tetracycline hydrochloride. It is packed inside the pocket and left there for about
is thin small chip treated with chlorhexidine. Chlorhexidine is a chemical antiseptic which proved really well as supportive agent
in gum disease treatment.
Peridex is chlorhexidine
mouth wash, which is very often prescribed by dentist to help in treatment in gum disease. The disaadvantage of Peridex is
heavy stains on the teeth.
As we discussed before the high levels of bacteria
initiate the release of tissue-destroying enzymes. These enzymes start the destructive process which results
in deeper pockets and bone loss. Even after Scaling and root planing removed most of the bacteria, your body
may still release these tissue-destroying enzymes and continue the cycle of periodontitis. Periostat is the medication which
will reduce the production of these enzymes by your body.
Periostat is the low dose Doxycycline-
antibiotic of Tetracycline group. In the lower dose it works not as antiflammatory drug, but rather as enzyme inhibitor. The
treatment course with periostat is the long term commitment and can last from 3 month and longer