Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

Doxycycline periodontal system is placed by your dentist into one or more deep gum pockets next to your teeth. A dental dressing or adhesive will be placed on top to help keep the system in place. The treatment may be repeated four months later.

The treatment period for the doxycycline periodontal system is seven days after your dentist inserts it. If the system comes loose or falls out before the 7 days are up, check with your dentist.

Doxycycline periodontal system does not have to be removed by the dentist; it will dissolve. The dental dressing or adhesive that holds the system in place may fall out naturally. However, if the dental dressing or adhesive is still present after 7 days, it should be removed by the dentist.

After the medicine is placed in your mouth, try to avoid any actions that may cause the medicine to come out. For example:

  • Do not brush around the teeth that have been treated for 7 days.
  • Do not use dental floss or any other cleaning tools that go between the teeth for 7 days after treatment.