New Treatment for Periodontal Disease

There is a new treatment for Periodontal Disease.Dr. Leardi is partnering with Arestin® for optimal gum health.Gum disease or periodontal disease is a serious infection that can lead to tooth loss, eventually affecting your overall health. To treat this disease, your dentist may recommend a locally administered antibiotic. This antibiotic, called Arestin®, helps fight infection that leads to gum disease right where is starts, in your gums. Dental professionals add ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) to scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures, This combination treats periodontal disease better than SRP alone.What It Is ARESTIN® is an effective antibiotic treatment in a powder form. This powder is easily placed inside infected periodontal pockets immediately after the dental professional completes the scaling and root planing process.How It Works ARESTIN® contains tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand. These microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline. They release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket. This kills the bacteria that live there for up to 21 days.Proven Results In clinical studies ARESTIN® has been proven to be more effective than just using SRP. ARESTIN® also ready reduced the size of periodontal pockets, killed the bacteria most commonly associated with periodontal disease and reduced bum bleeding during probing.This comprehensive approach gives patients two treatments that work together (ARESTIN® and SRP) to effectively eliminate the harmful bacterial that lead to periodontal disease.

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