Periodontal disease affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It is caused by a bacteria infection. Early symptoms include occasional bleeding and redness around the gums when brushing, and mouth odour. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to loosening of teeth, receding gums, and gum discomfort.
(8.8% w/w daxycycline) is an antibiotic gel that is placed gently into your gum pockets where bacteria thrive. It then quickly hardens to a wax like substance, slowly releasing the antibiotic to the infected area for seven days. By treating the bacteria, Atridox Gel helps to improve the health of your gums and helps prevent the advance of periodontal disease.
Follow these instructions for home care after Atridox Gel treatment
Your dentist may prescribe or recommend an oral rinse to use during the seven days following Atridox Gel application-the time when you can’t brush or floss.
Do not be alarmed if small amounts of Atridox Gel are dislodged. Atridox Gel is biodegradable and is harmless if swallowed.
As your gums heal and swelling begins to subside, they will recede a bit and you may notice some “white material” at the gumline. It is the Atridox Gel your dentist has applied and most of it will be gone within 28 days.
Side effects seen with Atridox Gel are similar to those seen with placebo. These include headache, common cold, gum discomfort, pain or soreness, toothache, and tooth sensitivity. Contact your Dentist about any unusual discomfort.
After seven days, brush and floss as your dental professional recommends, Atridox Gel should be used as part of a comprehensive oral hygiene program and regular dental visits.