Important- Please be aware that local delivery antimicrobials (LDAs) which are injected into deep pockets (like tetracyclines (Actisite®) including doxycycline (Atridox®) and minocycline (Arestin®), metronidazole (Elyzol®) and chlorhexidine (Periochip®)) are not a substitute for surgical treatment where needed. You may require periodontal surgical treatment to address the problem.
"Therapies other than LDAs should be considered when:
•Multiple sites with probing depths greater than or equal to 5mm exist in the same quadrant.
•The use of LDAs has failed to control periodontitis (eg. reduction of probing depths).
•Vertical defects are present (eg. intrabony defects)."
-See American Academy of Periodontology Statement On Local Delivery of Sustained or Controlled Release Antimicrobials as Adjunctive Therapy in the Treatment Of Periodontitis. J Periodontol 2006;77:1458- AAP link on Patient Resources page
-Also See Guidelines For The Management Of Patients With Periodontal Disease- Academy Report- AAP link on Patient Resources page
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Thomas C Kelley, DDS, MSD, LLC
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