If you have periodontal (gum) disease, Dr. Nandhini Bogavelli may recommend that your disease be treated with Arestin®. Arestin is an anti-biotic designed to kill the harmful bacteria in your mouth and begin managing your gum disease. We invite you to call Pristine Smiles at 717-790-2184 to make your appointment with our dentist and learn more about Arestin in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.
Arestin (minocycline hydrochloride) is an effective antibiotic treatment for gum disease. It is provided in a powder form, and is placed directly into the infected pockets of your gums following a scaling and root planing treatment. Scaling and root planing help to clean your teeth and gums by removing the plaque that causes gum disease from the areas below your gum line, allowing your Arestin treatment to begin working immediately at the source of your infection.
Arestin contains microspheres (tiny particles smaller than grains of sand) filled with medication that slowly releases over time, fighting infection and inflammation in your gums for 30 days. You should see noticeable results within 90 days following your treatment. Please remember that Arestin is most effective when combined with a good at-home oral hygiene routine.
For more information about Arestin and to make your appointment with our dentist, please contact our office.