Arestin® Periodontal Treatment


 

What is it?

Arestin is a bioresorbable gel containing minocycline (a tetracycline derivative) microspheres. It has been FDA approved for treatment of gum disease after a deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planning.

How does it work on gum disease?

When placed in a periodontal pocket, Arestin maintains a high-level of antibiotic right at the gum disease site without exposing the rest of the body to antibiotics. This allows treatment using one-hundredth the usual pill-form dose. It directly fights the gum disease infection for 14 days.

How do I get the best results from my treatment with Arestin?

  • Avoid touching the treated areas
  • Wait 12 hours after your treatment before brushing teeth
  • Wait 10 days before using floss, toothpicks, or other devices designed to clean between the treated teeth
  • Avoid foods for 1 week that could hurt your gums
  • Don’t chew gum or eat sticky foods
  • After 10 days, resume cleaning between the treated teeth on a daily basis

Remember, you must do your part. If you don’t brush at least 2 times per day and floss every day, then any dental treatment of your gum disease will not work effectively.

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292 W. Ridge Pike, Bldg. A
Limerick, PA 19468
Phone: 484-202-6600
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