Dr. Linda King, DDS may use Arestin® to help reduce the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease. Arestin® is a concentrated, locally applied antibiotic that remains active in the pocket between your gum and tooth for an extended period of time. The tiny microspheres that make up Arestin® release antibiotics over time, targeting bacteria to decrease pocket depth. This allows your gums to heal better than with scaling and root planing alone.
When used in conjunction with a routine oral maintenance program and scaling and root planing, Arestin® has been proven to:
- target periodontal bacteria to fight infection in as little as one month.
- provide considerably greater pocket depth reduction for up to three months versus what scaling and root planing can do alone.
- reduce pocket depth after one month and maintain smaller pockets for up to nine months.
Arestin® can help prevent your periodontal disease from getting worse, allowing you to have a healthy smile for many years to come. Plus, being treated with Arestin® is completely painless. Arestin® is a powder that dissolves on its own, continuing to work long after your visit to the dentist is over. For more information on Arestin® in Locust Grove, Georgia, please contact Sweet Spot Smiles at 770-898-8872 today!