My dentist said they will put antibiotics in the pockets around my teeth. Will this cure it?


Antibiotics can be used to assist in treatment of periodontal disease.

Several dentists do recommend ‘chips’ like this which are placed in the gum pockets themselves, but sadly although the scientific evidence for them looked promising years ago, there is now understood to be very limited benefit for this type of approach.

The more important aspect of treatment is the ‘debridement’ itself to disrupt the bacteria plaque and their toxins in those gum pockets. (And your meticulous Daily Self-Performed Care of course!)

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