SRP is highly effective, but it has a few limitations. Dental instruments cannot always reach the base of deeper pockets in the gum tissue, where infection can continue to thrive.
That’s why many dental professionals now use a combination approach that pairs an antibiotic such as ARESTIN (minocycline HCl) Microspheres, 1 mg with SRP procedures. Unlike antibiotics taken as a pill, ARESTIN is locally applied directly at the gum infection site. ARESTIN + SRP has been proven to deliver better results than SRP alone.