Conventional mechanical treatments are not always suitable for periodontal disease in deep pockets. But, for patients with moderate to severe chronic, adult periodontal disease, Dentomycin can help.
Studies suggest there is a direct correlation between an increase in pocket depth and decrease in the efficacy of scaling and root planning (SRP). However, the gel, with its active ingredient minocylcine (2 per cent), reportedly goes deep into periodontal pockets and binds to the surface of the tooth, helping to combat key periodontal pathogens.
By releasing Minocycline slowly, the gel is said to inhibit destructive collagenases, whilst reducing inflammation and bacterial agents.
A double-blind, multi-centre study has reportedly shown that the gel, used in combination with mechanical treatment, could reduce pocket depth by an average of 42 per cent in just 12 weeks.
So, for patients with bleeding on probing in pocket depths greater than 5mm, the product, in its easy-to-use pre-filled applicator promises an excellent adjunctive measure.
Gum disease treatments are available at Hereford Dental Clinic, call 01432 272238 for more information.