Gum disease treatment at home
Medications for Treatment of Advanced Periodontal Disease
Minocycline Microspheres: For this type of periodontal disease treatment, the periodontist places tiny particles containing minocycline as an antibiotic in the tissue pockets after a tooth scaling/root planing procedure. (1)
Doxycycline Pill: Your periodontist may prescribe an antibiotic pill for periodontal disease treatment in addition to tooth scaling and root planing. A low-dose doxycycline pill can help prevent overactive enzymes from breaking down gum tissue after periodontal disease treatment. (1)
Treatment of Advanced Periodontal Disease Gets Personal
Periodontal disease treatment doesn’t end when you leave the periodontist’s office. Whether your periodontal disease treatment consists of a dental cleaning, tooth scaling/root planing or surgery, such as a root canal or crown-lengthening procedure, it is important
to maintain a regular oral care routine at home.
To Stop Gingivitis Before It Starts
To help prevent and reverse gingivitis, an early form of periodontal disease, try a Crest Pro-Health regimen.
A Crest Pro-Health Night regimen helps protect your teeth and gums. This Crest Pro-Health Night regimen includes:
- Toothpaste: Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste can play a key role in at-home treatment of gingivitis, an early form of periodontal disease, by protecting against gingivitis, cavities, and plaque buildup. Crest Pro-Health Night Toothpaste also features a mint flavor to freshen breath, as well as ingredients to whiten teeth and fight tartar. All Crest Pro-Health toothpastes are triclosan free. (3)