Arestin - Why Do I Need An Antibiotic Placed In My Gums?


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What are YOUR numbers? 

A pocket 4 mm or more means you have an infection

Even though SRP removes a great deal of the bacteria that cause periodontal infection, the instruments used during this mechanical procedure can’t always reach the bacteria that hide in the bottom of pockets or in difficult-to-reach areas. That’s why a dental healthcare team often decides to add a locally administered antibiotic (LAA) such as ARESTIN®.

ARESTIN® is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. ARESTIN® may be used as part of a periodontal program which includes good oral hygiene, and scaling and root planing.

Adding ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride)Microspheres, 1 mg

ARESTIN® is a small amount of antibiotic powder that is easily applied by a dental professional minimal discomfort.

Clinical studies show that ARESTIN® + SRP is more effective at shrinking the size of infected periodontal pockets than SRP alone.

ARESTIN® remains in the pocket for at least 14 days—to help ensure continued treatment ARESTIN® is safe and easy for your dental professional to administer.

6 Tips to remember after treatment with Arestin

1) Don’t touch. Avoid touching areas of your gums that your dentist has treated.
2) Wait to brush. Wait 12 hours after your treatment with ARESTIN® before brushing your teeth.
3) Wait to floss. Do not floss or use toothpicks or any other devices that clean between your teeth for at least 10 days.
4) Avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for one week after treatment.
5) Always follow up. Because the bacteria that cause periodontal disease are persistent, the infection can return. Please be sure to make follow-up appointments with your dental professional to maintain healthy gums and teeth.
6) Keep your scheduled appointments. It is important to keep all of your dental appointments so that your dental professional can re-examine your gums, make sure the infection is under control, and measure the success of your treatment.

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