Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

When tetracycline periodontal fibers are in place in your mouth, try to avoid any actions that may knock the fibers loose. For example:

  • Do not chew hard, crusty, or sticky foods, or chewing gum.
  • Do not brush or floss near any treated areas, but continue to clean the other teeth.
  • Do not use a dental spray device (e.g., Water-Pik).
  • Do not probe or pick at the fibers with your tongue, toothpicks, or fingers.


The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.

The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.

The amount of tetracycline periodontal fibers that will be put in your gums will be determined by your dentist. The number of teeth that need treatment and the depth of the pockets in your gums will determine the amount of fiber that is used.