Periodontitis is a serious gum disease that, if left untreated, can lead to deep pockets around your gums, loose teeth, and bone loss. It is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults.
Scaling and root planing is the most commonly used non-surgical method of treating gum disease. However, if the disease has reached an advanced stage, additional treatment might be required. Your dentist near you may recommend a treatment called Arestin®.
Arestin is a sustained release minocycline hydrochloride antibiotic. When used in combination with deep cleaning procedures such as scaling and root planing, it can effectively halt the progression of periodontal disease.
At So Good Dental, we provide Arestin near you as an effective adjunct to scaling and root planing. Talk to our dentist in Fort Lee, NJ, to find out more about this treatment.
Arestin is available in the form of a powder. After scaling and root planing, our dentist in Fort Lee, NJ, will directly place the antibiotic in the gum pockets. The powder will dissolve on its own and is completely painless. These powder particles will slowly release the antibiotic over a period of 30 days.
We will schedule a follow-up appointment approximately 2-3 weeks after the procedure to check the treated area. Regular 3-4 monthly follow-ups are then recommended to monitor the disease.
Arestin, when combined with scaling and root planing, has been shown to effectively reduce periodontal infection. If you want to learn more about Arestin and find out if it’s the right choice for you, call So Good Dental today!