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Dry Mouth Following LANAP?

The following back and forth took place between Dr. Linden and a woman who was not his patient, but who had posted a question regarding dry mouth following LANAP treatment. Dear Dr. Linden, I am 53 years old and have

Posted in Medicines, Post-Treatment Questions

Does LANAP require a course of antibiotics?

Q: Does LANAP require a course of antibiotics? A: We use antibiotics for 7-14 days depending on the patient and sequence of treatment per protocol.

Posted in LANAP, Medicines

Is it safe to take periostat for gum disease?

Q: Is it safe to take periostat for gum disease? A: We generally do not prescribe any long term antibiotics. Generally, we prefer to use laser treatment to kill off the “bad bacteria” that cause gum disease.

Posted in Gum Disease, Medicines

Least invasive way to treat gum (periodontic) abscess?

Q: What could be the least invasive way a dentist could take care of my gum (periodontic) abscess? I know that antibiotics are not a cure at all. A: We utilize an ND/YAG laser to treat periodontal disease, including abscesses.

Posted in Medicines, Pre-Treatment Questions

Milky white sores in the mouth.

Q: What are milky white sores inside the mouth? The sores are painful and don’t look like canker sores or aphthous ulcers. They are swollen, larger, and there is a milky white ‘line’ alongside of the tongue. These sores remind

Posted in Home Remedies, Medicines, Pre-Treatment Questions
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