Antiobiotics & Medications

If you have been told that you have gum disease there may be an alternative to surgery for you. The doctors at Legacy Periodontics & Implants offer the latest technology and laboratory testing to determine if non-surgical therapy is appropriate for you. Using the latest technology available in the world today, we are able to target the specific bacteria causing your gum disease. Some bacteria invade the tissue or live elsewhere in the mouth (tongue, cheek, tonsils). Taking systemic antibiotics may be the only way to eradicate them.

Treatment methods depend on the type of disease and how far the disease has progressed. Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated with non-surgical therapy. This usually consists of good oral hygiene training and debridement using local anesthesia and involves the use of special instruments which go beneath the gum line to effectively remove bacterial deposits. These procedures are usually done by our hygiene team of dental professionals. Several weeks later, the areas are re-evaluated for changes such as decreased bleeding, tissue swelling, probing scores and reattachment of the tissues to the tooth.

With these new resources now available, many people now have an alternative to periodontal surgery. We offer state of the art equipment and materials to ensure that you are receiving the best periodontal care possible. We take pride in being able to offer you these services right here in Michigan.