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How do medications treat necrotizing periodontitis?

Medications used to treat necrotizing periodontitis are aimed at killing overgrown microorganisms in the mouth. Antibiotics and a therapeutic, antiseptic mouth rinse are used to help the body's immune system restore a healthy balance of friendly microorganisms. Medication for pain relief is essential for healthy dental hygiene. Prescription and over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended to aid healing.

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