Dr. Linda King 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 770-285-2864 today!