SRP alone may not be enough...
June 2017 -
Patients presenting with periodontitis pose a range of risks and potential oral health consequences if not controlled. Treatment by mechanical procedures alone may find baseline levels of bacteria return in just a few days. Since periodontitis manifests at both the microbial and clinical levels, a treatment plan that addresses both may be appropriate.
Antibiotics can help reduce the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease. Orally administered antibiotics, such as tetracyclines, which are concentrated in the gingival crevicular fluid of the periodontal pockets, have been particularly useful as adjuncts in the treatment of some types of periodontitis.
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