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I have periodontitis. Will antibiotics help?

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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At October 5, 2019
Reviewed AtOctober 5, 2019

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have history of periodontitis. It runs in my family. I fixed my top teeth (two bridges of crowns), but not my bottom teeth yet. Last few days it got worse as I have one very wobbly tooth and pain all around my jaw bone. I think it got infected. Can antibiotics help?

Answered by Dr. Ummah Mohammad


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I suggest you go for full mouth scaling and root planing. After that, follow these:

Maintain good oral hygiene, proper cleaning of mouth after every meal and soft massage with fingers. Warm water and salt rinse 5 to 6 times daily. Do not allow food lodgement. Antibiotic, if you wish you can go for Doxycycline 200 mg for one day followed by 100 mg for 14 days. But I would suggest you go for scaling and root planning first of all because infection should be removed.

Regarding follow up

Follow up after three days.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ummah Mohammad
Dr. Ummah Mohammad


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