Locally Administered Antibiotic Treatment
In Periodontal Pockets
THE NEXT DDS
After watching this video, the viewer should:
the process of administering locally applied antimicrobials into
able to visualize the three-step process of 1) Assembly 2) Delivery 3)
This video demonstrates the assembly and use of locally
administered antimicrobials (LAA) in an oral environment. Locally administered
antimicrobials are one of the ways that practitioners can combat periodontal
disease in high-risk patients, and are applied directly to the patient’s
periodontal pockets to eliminate bacteria that form under the gum line. The
animation will show the viewer how to assemble and prepare the handpiece to
deliver the antimicrobials, explain and show how to deliver the minocycline
once the handpiece is prepared, and how to change the antimicrobial cartridge
or disassemble and sterilize the handpiece when the process is completed.
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