ARESTIN Periodontal Antibiotic Therapy
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Learn how ARESTIN® makes scaling and root planing (SRP) more effective
Take your dental professional's advice—choose ARESTIN®
If you have periodontal (gum) disease, SRP is needed to help improve the health of your teeth and gums. Bacteria are the cause of gum disease. That's why your dental professional may recommend ARESTIN®. It is an antibiotic that helps kill the bacteria at the root of the problem.
ARESTIN® with SRP is nearly 3x more likely to result in successful treatment than SRP alone
Your dental professional places ARESTIN® in infected gum pockets below your gumline. This may happen at the time of SRP or on a follow-up visit. You may also receive ARESTIN® during routine periodontal maintenance.
Getting treatment is painless
Your dental professional will place these microspheres into infected areas after completing your SRP. Getting ARESTIN® is painless. ARESTIN® will dissolve on its own, so no removal is required.
ARESTIN® is different from antibiotic pills
ARESTIN® is different from an antibiotic you take as a pill, because it's placed right where you need it. A pill can't give you the level of antibiotic concentration in your gums that ARESTIN® can.
Microspheres release antibiotics over time
ARESTIN® contains microspheres—tiny, bead-like particles—that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline hydrochloride. These microspheres release the antibiotic over time, killing bacteria so your gums can heal better than with SRP alone.
What to expect as your gums heal
After ARESTIN® with SRP, there are a few things you need to know. Follow these tips on caring for your teeth. With proper dental hygiene, it's possible to avoid future problems with your gums.