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Do antibiotics help treat gum disease?

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Antibiotic treatments can be used either in combination with surgery and other therapies, or alone, to reduce or temporarily eliminate the bacteria associated with gum disease or suppress the destruction of the tooth's attachment to the bone.

From: Treatments for Gum Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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American Dental Association.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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