Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease causes a serious infection to develop under your gum line.

We offer an antibiotic that will kill the bacteria that can cause the infection. It can be placed directly into the “pockets” of your gums directly after scaling and root planing. This is a dental procedure that will interrupt the growing of plaque and bacteria that your brush cannot reach.

ARESTIN® works quickly to eliminate the infection. It will continue to destroy any bacteria even after you leave our office(reference 1,2).

ARESTIN® will fight any infection you have, as well as inflammation caused by the infection, for the next 30 days(reference 2) and offers better results than root planing and scaling alone does even after a 90 day period(reference 3).

References

  1. Oringer RJ, Al-Shammari KF, Aldredge WA, et al. Effect of locally administered minocycline microspheres on markers of bone resorption. J Periodontol 2002;73:835-842.
  2. Goodson JM, Gunsollwy JC, Grossi SG, et al. Minocycline HCl microspheres reduce red-complex bacteria in periodontal disease therapy. J Periodontol 2007;78(8):1568-1579.
  3. Williams RC, Paquette DW, Offenbacher S, et al. Treatment of periodontitis by local administration of minocycline microspheres: a controlled trial. J Periodontol 2001;72:1535-1544.