What is ARESTIN®?
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride periodontal microspheres) is used in combination with scaling and root planing(SRP) procedures to treat patients with adult periodontitis (gum disease). It is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This arestin powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after our hygienist finishes an SRP procedure.
How does ARESTIN treatment work?
ARESTIN® powder contains “Microspheres,” which are 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, a broad-spectrum antibiotic that fight infection, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing harmful bacteria that live there.
ARESTIN Microspheres continue to fight the infection for up to 21 days after scaling and root planing. In clinical studies, ARESTIN® has been proven to be more effective than using SRP alone. ARESTIN® also significantly reduced the size of periodontal pocket depth compared to SRP alone.
To learn more, see the manufacturer’s website. Call us today to see if your gums can be helped by ARESTIN®.Back To: Additional Treatments