Arestin (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic used during root planning and scaling procedures to treat periodontal disease. Periodontitis is a gum infection that seriously damages your oral health.
Arestin is best used in tandem with other health treatments like good eating habits, regular flossing, and brushing.
How Does It Work?
After the root planing and scaling procedure, Kane and Kerper dentists in Oxnard apply Arestin directly to the gums or the infected area. The antibiotic destroys bacteria and plaque in areas where flossing and brushing can’t reach. It works rapidly, hits the target, and continues to fight bacteria for 30 days.
The Importance of Arestin
Periodontal disease is the infection of the gums. It is progressive and can cause inflammation of the gums or even tooth loss if not treated. Antibiotics like Arestin are used in combination with other dental procedures to reduce the impact of bacteria in periodontal procedures.
Antibiotic-based treatment for periodontal diseases comes in various forms, including topical gels and oral medications that are directly applied to the pockets of the gums. Arestin has proven to be one of the most effective antibiotics in treating gum disease and preventing re-colonizing.