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Complex surgical techniques such as the apical reposition flap procedure may sometimes be required to successfully reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. These “flap” procedures require advanced surgical training on the part of the veterinary practitioner. Another technique the veterinary practitioner might consider to help save patients' teeth is the instillation of DOXIROBE® Gel into periodontal pockets. Use of the product has been shown to reduce pocket depth and to improve overall periodontal health. Prior to instillation of DOXIROBE® Gel, the veterinarian should perform thorough root planing and subgingival curettage to remove as much subgingival plaque, calculus and necrotic tissue as possible.
DOXIROBE® Gel is a flowable polymer gel into which doxycycline is incorporated. Its use is most successful in pockets from four to ten millimeters in depth. DOXIROBE® Gel is supplied in a foil pouch containing two syringes, Syringe A and Syringe B. The syringes are locked together, and then the contents are exchanged from one syringe to the other until proper mixing has been accomplished. The flowable polymer gel is then instilled into the periodontal pockets and allowed to harden, which usually occurs in 30 to 60 seconds. Adding a drop of water to the surface of the polymer visible at the gingival margin will hasten the hardening process. If necessary, the hardened polymer gel can then be molded with a dental instrument such as a spatula or a suitable alternative.
Using DOXIROBE™ Gel to decrease pocket depths
Inserting DOXIROBE™ Gel
Use of plastic instrument to pack DOXIROBE™ Gel in pocket
Apically Repositioned Flap- Advanced Surgical Procedure
Stage 4- Extractions
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