As one of our periodontal treatments, our dentist at Who Does Your Teeth is pleased to offer Arestin® antibiotics. When combined with other traditional periodontal treatments, Dr. Jeffrey Neal can determine if Arestin is right for you. We strive to give all our patients the best care possible, and we work to ensure that your personal concerns and dental needs are met. To learn more about how you can be treated for periodontal disease with Arestin in Henrico, Virginia, please contact us today at 804-447-1435 and schedule your appointment.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is an infection under your gumline, and it can lead to serious problems if left untreated. At our practice, we offer periodontal treatments to help reduce pain and side effects, and to prevent the infection from getting worse. To help treat more severe cases of periodontal disease, our office also provides Arestin, a prescribed antibiotic to treat your periodontal disease. Arestin works by targeting the periodontal bacteria to fight the infection and prevent it from developing further. This antibiotic treatment has been shown to be greatly effective when combined with traditional scaling and root planing treatments, as well as routine oral hygiene care. Pocket depths may be reduced after three months, and your periodontal disease can potentially be maintained in just nine months, depending on the severity of your condition.
Arestin is a powdered antibiotic that is used during your periodontal treatments at our office. Once our dentist completes a scaling and root planing treatment, he will place some Arestin powder inside the gum pockets to treat the inner infection. The antibiotic slowly releases medication over time, providing a more thorough and effective defense against periodontal bacteria. Patients who receive this treatment will need to return on a regular basis until the infection is reduced and maintained. If you are interested in this treatment, we invite you to call or visit our office to learn more and schedule your periodontal treatment with Arestin.