Last month, we talked about periodontal disease and the treatment of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection. What do we normally use to treat a bacterial infection? An antibiotic.
ARESTIN™ (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection. It is locally applied antibiotic that remains active in the pocket for an extended period of time to reduce pocket depth. Our teeth have pores and concavities where bacteria will sit and multiply. We recommend using this product at the time of your scaling and root planning for best results. Ask me more about this product at your next appointment!