Periodontal (gum) disease treatment
Scaling and root planing (SRP) leaves some bacteria behind
ARESTIN® with SRP is more effective than SRP alone
SRP is an effective gum disease treatment. In this procedure, your dental professional will clean plaque and tartar from your teeth and roots. SRP can remove much of the plaque above and below your gumline. This is where bacteria produce toxins that irritate your gums and cause gum infections. But SRP alone isn't enough to get all bacteria behind gum disease.
ARESTIN® (minocycline HCl) Microspheres, 1 mg is a locally administered antibiotic treatment for gum disease. It's a powder composed of 100,000 tiny microspheres that release antibiotics over time. In a single visit, your dentist will add ARESTIN® to the pocket between your gum and tooth. It's a painless procedure, and ARESTIN® with SRP can make your gum disease treatment more effective by killing bacteria left behind after SRP. Best of all, ARESTIN® keeps working long after you leave the dental chair.
What is SRP?
For gum disease treatment, dental professionals use a common mechanical procedure known as SRP. Scaling removes plaque, tartar, and stains from the surface of teeth and their roots. Planing smoothes the rough areas on the roots of teeth to promote healing. This procedure is also known as a deep cleaning.
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