Antibiotic Therapies

Periodontal disease is primarily a bacterial infection in the mouth. As a result antibiotic therapies can be used to assist in the treatment of the disease process.

The effects of antibiotics are short-lived and do not cure the disease. Most commonly they are prescribed in conjunction with non-surgical therapy such as scaling and root planing. We have the option to provide an oral antibiotic taken several times a day for a short period, or a local delivery antibiotic that can be placed directly into a periodontal pocket.

The use of antibiotics is case selective and to avoid resistance, they are not prescribed for all patients.

Alternatively, antibiotics can be used to treat acute infections such as a gum abscess or after certain surgical procedures to reduce the risk of infection.

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Financing Options

We will strive to make the financial portion of your visit as easy as possible. We are a fee for service practice accepting a variety of payment options.

Dentist Referral

Referring to Deer Ridge Periodontics is easy with our simple on-line referral format. The information provided is secure and we will contact your patient in a timely manner to arrange an appointment.

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Kitchener - New Location!

296 Highland Rd E, Unit 1
Kitchener, ON N2M 3W4

Deer Ridge Periodontics and Dr. Angela Waciuk are pleased to announce that we are upgrading to a new and more spacious facility to better serve you.

While we will have a slightly new look, we will continue to provide all the same great services.

Everything else will remain unchanged, including our phone number and the friendly faces you’ve come to know.

Starting on October 25, 2023, ALL Kitchener appointments will be scheduled at our new office.