Arestin: Fighting Infection Where it Starts

In some cases of deep cleaning, Dr. Handley may recommend using Arestin, an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection. Arestin is a topical antibiotic for gum disease that treats the bacteria that cause periodontal disease in the first place. Along with scaling and root planing treatment, Arestin can assist in preventing your periodontal disease from getting worse and allow you to have a healthy mouth for years to come.

Arestin is placed directly into infected areas or “pockets” around the gums. The great thing about Arestin is that it starts working immediately and can fight infection and inflammation for up to 30 days.

If you feel like you may need a deep cleaning, don’t wait. The longer you wait, the more damage can occur to your teeth. Call us today to schedule an appointment.