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How Arestin works

Give your gums a fighting chance

Even though scaling and root planing (SRP) removes a great deal of bacteria that cause periodontal infection, the instruments used during this mechanical procedure can’t always reach the bacteria that hide in the bottom of pockets or in difficult-to-reach areas.

That’s why Dr Longbottom may decide to add an antibiotic called ARESTIN®

Minocycline Microspheres make it different

ARESTIN® uses Microsphere technology to easily and effectively kill the bacteria that cause periodontal disease. ARESTIN® is safe and easy for Dr Longbottom to administer.

ARESTIN® is a small amount of antibiotic powder that is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after Dr Longbottom finishes the SRP procedure. Once ARESTIN® is inserted, it immediately adheres to the periodontal pocket. Through a process called “polymer hydrolysis”, tiny holes in the Microspheres provide “escape routes” for the drug to be slowly released and absorbed into the surrounding gum tissue. This allows for a “sustained release” of the antibiotic, meaning ARESTIN® continues to work inside your gums for up to 21 days.

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