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Clarkson Dental Group
1748 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017

Can I just take an antibiotic to get rid of my gum disease?

No. Think of the bacteria producing plaque and calculus on your teeth like a splinter in your finger that has become infected. If you took an antibiotic to treat the splinter in your finger then you may feel a little better, but the splinter is still present. Only until you completely remove the irritant, the splinter, can you begin to heal. The same is true for the deep cleaning treatment to remove the bacterial plaque and calculus causing gum disease. Once removed, it too will allow the body to heal and return to a non-diseased state.

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We are open and ready to welcome you back! Please read our reopening letter here.  Do you have a question or concern about your dental appointment during COVID-19? Please refer to our page about dental emergencies during COVID-19, our blog about how to reduce the spread of the virus, and our FAQ about the safety of your dental appointment. Dr. Mahlin, Caleb, Jerri, Kim, Lauren, Nikki, and Pat.