ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an effective antibiotic that helps kill the bacteria that causes periodontal disease. Each ARESTIN® treatment is a 1-mg. dose of powder that is placed directly in the infected pocket areas in your gums. It is applied immediately after scaling and root planing is completed. ARESTIN® starts working quickly right at the source of infection and fights bacteria and inflammation for 30 days, and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planing alone for up to 90 days.
The benefits of ARESTIN® in combination with scaling and root planing include the following:
- Killing bacteria known to cause gum disease
- Reducing the size and number of pockets
- Reducing bleeding of the gums
- Improving the ability of your gums to attach to your teeth
ARESTIN® treatments can also be used during subsequent follow-up (periodontal maintenance) appointments.
For more information concerning periodontal (gum) disease and its treatment, go to https://www.perio.org/consumer/patient-resources (The American Academy of Periodontology)
To learn more about the benefits and effectiveness of localized antibiotics for treating periodontal disease go to https://www.arestin.com/arestin/gum-disease