The Dangers of Periodontitis
You may have heard about gum disease, also known as “periodontitis” or “periodontal disease.” Maybe a dental professional or hygienist recently told you that you have this infection. The truth is, gum disease must be fought with daily oral care habits, but it should also be treated in a dental clinic to prevent such consequences as tooth loss—and gum disease is the #1 cause of losing teeth.
The good news for our St. Louis Hills patients is that we have a very effective way to fight the bacteria that causes gum disease to flourish in your mouth.
Arestin: Fighting Infection Where It Starts
ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. We place this powder inside infected periodontal pockets just after our team finishes the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.
How does ARESTIN help more than other treatments? For one thing, it stays active within infected periodontal pockets for an extended period of time—so bacteria can’t simply come back. This allows your gums to heal long-term and your oral health to recover more substantially.
If you have issues with gum disease, ask us about ARESTIN treatment for your condition at your next appointment!