Regular brushing and flossing are essential parts of oral home care.
Gum disease won't go away on its own because it's an infection, it needs to be treated professionally with an antibiotic in combination with scaling and root planing (SRP).
The longer you wait, the greater the chance you may need painful and expensive surgery.
Don't ignore your dental professional's advice to treat the infection in its early stages. Treat it head-on with ARESTIN (minocyline HCI) Microspheres, 1 mg.
Confront your gum disease with an antibiotic treatment.
ARESTIN is a locally administered antibiotic (LAA) in powder form that your dentist places directly into the infected areas - or pockets - in your gums. It's part of a combined treatment of SRP.
ARESTIN powder is made up of 100,000 tiny microspheres, invisible to the eye. These microspheres contain the antibiotic drug minocyline, which is released over time into the infected pocket. This means ARESTIN keeps working to kill bacteria long after you've left the dental chair.
Gum disease creates pockets between the teeth and gums.
Gum disease can cause bad breath, bleeding, swelling, and infected or tender gums, as well as other symptoms. Additionally, the infected gum starts to separate from the tooth.
ARESTIN + SRP kills bacteria that SRP alone can't reach.
Scaling and root planing (SRP) removes much of the plaque and tartar above and below your gumline, where bacteria produce toxins that irritate your gums and cause infections. But SRP alone is often not enough.
Adding ARESTIN (minocyline HCI) Microspheres, 1 mg helps kill bacteria that SRP can't reach.
ARESTIN is proven to help:
• Reduce pocket depth compared with SRP alone
• Kill bacteria that cause gum disease