ARESTIN® Placement

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Regular brushing and flossing are essential parts of oral home care. However, periodontal (gum) disease won’t go away on its own. ARESTIN® is a locally applied antibiotic that delivers minocycline (antibiotic)microspheres in the form of a powder. Because of the infection, the disease needs to be treated professionally with an antibiotic in combination with scaling and root planing therapy.

The microspheres adhere to the surrounding surfaces to provide a sustained release of the antibiotic at the site of active infection for effective treatment. It is used in pocket depth reduction and may be used as part of a periodontal maintenance program. 

Benefits of ARESTIN® include: 

  • No local anesthesia required (available upon request)
  • No adhesive required
  • No dressing required
  • No need for removal as the microspheres are completely bio resorbed
  • Antibiotic remains active in the pocket for an extended period of time