ARESTIN is a special medication/antibiotic that can be used in conjunction with scaling and root planning.

  • Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gumline.
  • ARESTIN™ (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection.
  • It’s placed directly in the infected areas or “pockets”in your gums.
  • It’s applied right after scaling and root planing, the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gumline where brushing and flossing can’t reach.
  • ARESTIN starts working quickly, right at the source of infection, and keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office. *1,2
  • ARESTIN fights infection and inflammation for 30 days, *2 and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planning alone for up to 90 days. *3

The Role of ARESTIN in Periodontal Treatment

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References*: 1. Oringer RJ, Al-Shammari KF, Aldredge WA, et al. Effect of locally administered minocycline microspheres on markers of bone resorption. J Periodontol 2002;73:835-842. 2. Goodson JM, Gunsollwy JC, Grossi SG, et al. Minocycline HCl microspheres reduce red-complex bacteria in periodontal disease therapy. J Periodontol 2007;78(8):1568-1579. 3. Williams RC, Paquette DW, Offenbacher S, et al. Treatment of periodontitis by local administration of minocycline microspheres: a controlled trial. J Periodontol 2001;72:1535-1544.