Non-surgical periodontal treatment – is there a role for systemic antibiotics?


This review update includes 23 new studies comparing the effects of antibiotic therapy adjunctive to scaling and root planning for periodontal disease. While some additional benefit was shown the authors could not establish definitive conclusions and guidelines regarding their use.

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Limited benefit of slow release doxycycline gel as an adjunct to non-surgical periodontal maintenance treatment


The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a slow release doxycycline gel (SRD) administered as an adjunct to non-surgical therapy in subjects with recurrent or persistent periodontitis but acceptable oral hygiene during supportive periodontal care. What did they do Patients suffering from persistent or recurrent moderate to severe periodontitis and undergoing [read the full story…]