At Dr. Bostani's Advanced Dental, we are dedicated to helping you keep your smile in good health, which includes providing high-quality treatment for oral conditions like gum disease. Dr. Payam Bostani offers a number of periodontal treatments, and he will help you select the treatment that is best suited to your individual needs and preferences. One of the options we offer is antibiotic treatment, which is designed to eliminate bacteria and to prevent affected areas from becoming further diseased. There are two main types of antibiotic treatment: topical antibiotics and oral antibiotics.

Topical antibiotics are more commonly recommended. These include gels and strips that are applied to the surface of the gums to deliver antibiotics to the affected tissues. The direct delivery method is typically very effective when used after scaling and root planing procedures, but it can also be used as a stand-alone treatment. Common types of topical antibiotic treatment include Arestin®, PerioChip®, Actisite®, Atridox®, and Elyzol®.

Oral antibiotics are not recommended as frequently as topical treatments, but this option is available if you and your dentist determine that this type of treatment is better suited to your needs. Oral antibiotics tend to affect the entire body. Some oral antibiotics that may be recommended include tetracycline, macrolide, and metronidazole antibiotics.

Dr. Payam Bostani may recommend antibiotic treatment in Burbank, California, to supplement other gum disease treatments, such as scaling and root planing or periodontal surgery. To learn more about this treatment option and to set up your next visit with our knowledgeable dentist, please contact our office today at 818-973-7100.