Arestin: Antibiotic Agent
ARESTIN® is a prescription product approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is used together with scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures performed by Dr. Takamatsu and our hygienists for the treatment of adult periodontitis.Treating periodontal disease with ARESTIN® and SRP may help you manage adult periodontitis more effectively than SRP alone.
ARESTIN® contains "Microspheres"-tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing bacteria that live there for up to 21 days.
Treatment time for placement of ARESTIN® depends on the number of affected periodontal pocket sites, but generally the procedure is relatively fast, easy, and comfortable. A combined therapy of ARESTIN® and SRP is more effective at fighting periodontal disease than SRP alone. ARESTIN® was shown to be effective in even the more-difficult-to-treat patients, such as perio-maintenance patients, smokers, or people over the age of 50.
For more information, please visit www.arestin.com.
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