When dentists talk about locally applied antibiotics, they are usually referring to little "chips" of antibiotic medications that can be inserted between the gums and teeth. These chips stay in place better than an antibiotic cream or gel. They can be very effective for the treatment of gum disease, but you might have a few questions you'd like answered if your dentist is recommending them for you. Will you still need a root scaling procedure if your dentist uses locally applied antibiotics?
6 January 2022