Arestin: Fighting infection where it starts
Many people have heard about gum disease, also know as ”periodontitis” or ”periodontal disease.” As dental professionals, we have diagnosed many people with periodontal disease and are always working to prevent it.
What we’ve found is that most people don’t really know the difference between periodontal disease and other types of complications that can affect your mouth, such as gingivitis. It’s so important to treat periodontal disease and people need to know that brushing and flossing alone won’t do the trick.
Periodontal disease is today’s #1 cause of tooth loss among American adults. Although a causal relationship between periodontal disease and an elevated risk for systemic events has not been established, recent data suggest a possible association between periodontal disease and other health issues including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preterm low birth-weight babies.
Fight infection right where it starts
ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the dental professional finishes the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.