This slide illustrate similar
principles as the previous series, This is an acute abscess and I prefer not to
touch these patients unless they are medicated with antibiotics first. Our
preferred antibiotic is metronidazole due to its demonstrated effectiveness
against anaerobes. However there are others such as clindamycin, doxycycline and
After antibiotic usage, the patients can proceed to scaling without problems.
There is less bleeding during the procedures this way and the patient is more
comfortable since the tissue inflammation is reduced.