Tetracycline Periodontal Fibers (Dental)
Brand Names : Actisite
fibers (tet-ra-SYE-kleen pare-ee-o-DON-tal
FI-bers) are used to help treat periodontal disease (a disease
of your gums). Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria growing beneath the
gum line. Tetracycline works by keeping the number of bacteria from growing.
Lowering the amount of bacteria helps to reduce inflammation and swelling
in your mouth, and the amount of bleeding around the teeth. Tetracycline fibers
are placed in the inflamed mouth areas by your dentist after he or she has
thoroughly cleaned your teeth.
Tetracycline periodontal fibers are available only from your dentist, in
the following dosage form:
Periodontal fibers (U.S.)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.