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Arestin® Prescription

Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gum line.

What is an ARESTIN® Prescription?

Arestin Prescription (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection.

  • It’s placed directly in the infected areas—or “pockets”—in your gums.
  • It’s applied right after scaling and root planing, the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gum line—where brushing and flossing can’t reach.

ARESTIN® starts working quickly, right at the source of infection, and keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office. 1,2

ARESTIN® fights infection and inflammation for 30 days,2 and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planing alone for up to 90 days.3

1. Oringer RJ, Al-Shammari KF, Aldredge WA, et al. Effect of locally administered minocycline microspheres on markers of bone resorption. J Periodontol 2002;73:835-842.
2. Goodson JM, Gunsollwy JC, Grossi SG, et al. Minocycline HCl microspheres reduce red-complex bacteria in periodontal disease therapy. J Periodontol 2007;78(8):1568-1579.
3. Williams RC, Paquette DW, Offenbacher S, et al. Treatment of periodontitis by local administration of minocycline microspheres: a controlled trial. J Periodontol 2001;72:1535-1544.

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Gum Disease

Nearly half of the population in the United States is affected by periodontitis, which is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults over the age of 35.

When plaque buildup from food and bacteria hardens around the teeth and gums, it causes inflammation, sensitivity, and bleeding of the gums’ soft tissues. Over time pockets can form between the teeth and gums, giving an entryway to bacteria into the bloodstream and subsequently to the rest of the body. Advanced stages of gum disease can also cause tooth loss and make a person more vulnerable to health problems like heart disease, diabetes, gastric ulcers, lung disease, weakened immune system, stroke, and premature child birth. Periodontal Therapy is therefore vital for preserving one’s health and well-being.

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