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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(1), 16-18
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-1-5
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The Role of Antibiotics in Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis

Priyavadhana Prabhu1, , M.N. Prabhu2 and M. Elumalai3

1Research Scholar in Medical Microbiology, Bharath University, Chennai, India

2Department of Periodontics, Penang International Dental College, Penang, Malaysia

3Department of Pharmacology, Sree Balaji Dental College, Chennai, India

Pub. Date: January 20, 2014

Cite this paper:
Priyavadhana Prabhu, M.N. Prabhu and M. Elumalai. The Role of Antibiotics in Treatment of Chronic Periodontitis. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(1):16-18. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-1-5


Systemic antibiotics may be a necessary adjunct in controlling bacterial infection because bacteria can invade periodontal tissues, making mechanical therapy alone sometimes ineffective. An ideal antibiotic for use in prevention and treatment of periodontal diseases should be specific for periodontal pathogens, allogenic and nontoxic, substantive, not in general use for treatment of other diseases, and inexpensive . Combination of antibiotics may be necessary to eliminate all putative pathogens from some periodontal pockets. The guidelines for use, structure and origin, mechanisms of action of antibiotics are discussed in this paper. Also the recommended antibiotic dosages in Periodontal therapy is reviewed in this paper.

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