What is ARESTIN®?

ARESTIN® is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after our hygienist finishes a scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure. 

How does ARESTIN® 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 targets infection, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing bacteria that live there.

ARESTIN® Microspheres continue to fight the infection for up to 21 days after SRP.  In clinical studies, ARESTIN® has been proven to be more effective than using SRP alone.  ARESTIN® also significantly reduced the size of periodontal pockets 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®.

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