Arestin®: Advanced Gum Disease Treatment

Dentist Serving Encinitas, CA

At Encinitas Dental Art, we understand the critical role of advanced treatments in managing periodontal diseases. One such innovative treatment is Arestin®, which plays a pivotal role in our periodontal maintenance program.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, a prevalent condition affecting adults, leads to the deterioration of gum health and, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss. This disease is primarily caused by bacterial plaque, leading to gum inflammation, redness, and bleeding. Without intervention, these conditions can progress, causing deep pockets between teeth and gums where harmful bacteria can thrive.

The Role of Arestin® in Periodontal Health

Arestin® contains minocycline, a potent antibiotic, encapsulated within microspheres. This advanced microsphere technology ensures the slow release of the antibiotic directly into the infected gum pockets, targeting the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. Arestin® is typically applied after a thorough cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing, enhancing the treatment’s effectiveness and supporting the restoration of gum health.

Arestin®: Advanced Gum Disease Treatment

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Who Benefits from Arestin®?

Arestin® is an essential treatment option for patients with adult periodontitis. This condition is marked by gum inflammation and the development of deep pockets. It’s important to note that Arestin® is not suitable for everyone; it is contraindicated in patients allergic to minocycline or tetracycline, and its use is not recommended in children, pregnant women, or nursing mothers.

Treatment Experience

The application of Arestin® is a minimally invasive procedure that involves placing the antibiotic microspheres directly into the gum pockets. This process is quick, involves little to no discomfort, and does not require anesthesia. Following the procedure, patients are advised to take specific precautions to ensure the treatment area’s healing and effectiveness, such as avoiding hard or sticky foods and delaying the use of dental floss or toothpicks in the treated areas.

Our Commitment to Your Gum Health

At Encinitas Dental Art, we are committed to providing our patients with the most effective periodontal treatments available. Arestin® represents a significant advancement in the fight against periodontal disease, offering targeted, long-lasting protection against harmful bacteria. Combined with regular dental care, proper home hygiene, and a commitment to oral health, Arestin® can significantly improve gum health and contribute to the overall stability and longevity of your teeth.

For more information on Arestin® and how it can be part of your periodontal maintenance plan, contact Encinitas Dental Art today. Together, we can achieve and maintain optimal oral health.

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