What is Arestin?
Arestin microspheres are implemented as an accompanying therapy to root planing
and scaling procedures to curtail pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis.
Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria collects on under the gums, causing them
to become red and swollen. This inflammation, if left untreated, eventually results
in damage to ligaments and bone, forming pockets around your teeth. As the disease
advances and these pockets become deeper, your teeth can become loose and fall out.
Chronic periodontitis is also associated with other serious diseases such as osteoporosis,
diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Dentists and registered dental hygienists
can tell how severe a patient's periodontitis is by measuring pocket depth and reviewing
Delivered through a unique powder, and using new microsphere technology, Arestin
delivers minocycline to easily and effectively kill the bacteria that causes periodontal
When used together with scaling and root planing, this treatment significantly reduces
the depth of infected pockets and helps prevent disease progression. Arestin was
shown to be particularly even effective in the more difficult to treat patients
such as smokers or people who have cardiovascular disease.
Ask any of the professionals at Silverman Family Dental if Arestin may be right