Why do I need localized antibiotics if I had a deep cleaning?
While a deep cleaning will remove the bacteria and tartar below the gums where you are unable to reach, placing localized antibiotics in these areas enhances healing. A deep cleaning alone cannot fight off the bacteria that can work its way back down into these deeper areas as the gums are healing. Placing a localized antibiotic during the deep cleaning appointment or at another consecutive cleaning appointment will fight off the bacteria for several weeks, allowing for the best possible healing of the gums. For more info, contact our Orlando dental office today!