|Periostat® is antibiotic available as a 20 mg
capsule of doxycycline hyclate ( also know to many people as a form of Tetracycline) for
oral administration and is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) a
procedure done by your Periodontist to promote the reduction of pockets around the teeth.
Periostat works by attacking the enzymes (collagenases) that are produced by
the cells within the pockets and inside the gum tissue itself. These
enzymes are produced in response to a bacterial invasion of the gum and pockets with
adult periodontitis (gum disease). The Periostat® is available by prescription only
and has been available in pharmacies since Thanksgiving 1998.
Periostat® is the only treatment that suppresses the pathologically elevated
levels of tissue-destroying enzymes that may lead to tooth loss in adult periodontitis.
And as a systemic therapy, Periostat® treats all periodontal pockets throughout the mouth
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|Richard Mao, D.M.D.
Practice Limited to Periodontics
|402 Severn Bldg.
8600 La Salle Rd.
Towson, Md. 21286
|707 N.Hickory Ave.
Bel Air, Md. 21014