ARESTIN in Manteca CA
If Dr. Damle has diagnosed you with periodontal disease, ARESTIN can aid in ensuring you maintain optimal oral health. Treating periodontal disease is not a one-step process. In addition to in-office treatment that removes plaque and tartar buildup, our team will address existing infection beneath your gumline. You will also need to follow good oral hygiene for continued gum health and comfort.

What Is Arestin?
ARESTIN (minocycline HCl 1 mg microspheres) is an antibiotic formulated to kill the bacteria that lead to periodontal disease. Dr. Damle will incorporate this medicine into her treatment of your gum disease. To treat your periodontal disease, Dr. Damle will remove the plaque and tartar buildup on your teeth and beneath your gumline through a process called scaling and root planing. When she has removed the infection-causing bacteria, she will place ARESTIN in the space between your teeth and your gums. The antibiotic will assist your body’s natural response in healing the infection.

What Are the Benefits of ARESTIN?
Scaling and root planing remove the plaque and tartar buildup you cannot address with home care. However, severely infected and inflamed gums often require additional treatment to thoroughly remove the infection. When you leave an infection untreated, your periodontal disease can persist or worsen. Consider the benefits of ARESTIN when scheduling an appointment for periodontal services:

  • Helps heal gums at a faster rate than scaling and root planing alone
  • Treats the infection at the site with the full potency you cannot achieve with pills
  • Dissolves at the infection site, so you do not have to remember to take antibiotics at home
  • Thoroughly treating the infection helps prevent future periodontal disease

Am I a Good Candidate?
If you have periodontitis, or periodontal disease, you have severe gum inflammation and accompanying infection. Because a professional deep cleaning will remove the buildup but may not sufficiently treat the infection, you are a good candidate for ARESTIN. Dr. Damle will assess the state of your gum disease to determine whether ARESTIN is right for you. However, ARESTIN belongs to a class of drugs called tetracycline. Let Dr. Damle know if you have an allergy to this medication so we can offer you another course of antibiotic treatment.

Schedule an Appointment!
At Aura Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing our patients with comprehensive dental services alongside compassionate care. Whether you need general care, restorative services, or cosmetic improvements, we look forward to assisting you in reaching your smile goals. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Damle. Call or email our office located in Manteca, California. We are accepting new patients of all ages, including children, and proudly serve members of Manteca and surrounding communities.

Summary: In addition to scaling and root planing, Dr. Damle may use the antibiotic ARESTIN to treat infection as a result of periodontal disease

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