Arestin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic medication used to treat periodontal disease. Arestin comes in the form of a powder containing microspheres (particles smaller than grains of sand) filled with medication and is placed inside infected periodontal pockets following a scaling and root planing procedure. These microspheres release the antibiotic gradually, actively fighting periodontal disease for 30 days in your mouth. Within 90 days of your treatment, Arestin should produce significantly better results than a scaling and root planing treatment alone.
After you have received a periodontal treatment using Arestin, we recommend that you:
Arestin is most effective as part of a good oral hygiene routine. Continue to brush and floss regularly to keep your teeth and gums clean and control the harmful bacteria and plaque in your mouth.
For more information about Arestin, please contact our office today.