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ARESTIN®, in adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP), is nearly three times more likely to result in successful treatment than SRP alone. Dr. Doctor or his hygienist places ARESTIN® in the infected gingival pockets below your gum line. This may happen at the time of SRP or on a follow-up visit. You may also receive ARESTIN® during routine periodontal maintenance.
Your dental professional will place these microspheres into infected areas after completing your SRP. Getting ARESTIN® is painless. ARESTIN will dissolve on its own, so no removal is required.
ARESTIN® is different from an antibiotic you take as a pill, because it's placed right where you need it. A pill can't give you the level of antibiotic concentration in your gums that ARESTIN® can.
ARESTIN® contains microspheres—tiny particles—that are not visible to the naked eye. The microspheres contain minocycline hydrochloride. These microspheres release the antibiotic over time, killing bacteria so your gums can heal better than with SRP alone.
After ARESTIN® with SRP, there are a few things you need to know. Follow these tips on caring for your teeth. With proper dental hygiene, it's possible to avoid future problems with your gums.
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