Post-op Instructions

Arestin® Periodontal Treatment

What is it?
Arestin® is a bioresorbable gel containing minocycline (a tetracycline derivative) microspheres.  It has been FDA approved for treatment of gum disease after a deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing.

How does it work on gum disease?
When placed in a periodontal pocket, Arestin® maintains a high-level of antibiotic right at the gum disease site without exposing the rest of the body to antibiotics.  This allows treatment using one-hundredth the usual pill-form dose.  It directly fights the gum disease infection for 14 days.

How do I get the best results from my treatment with Arestin®?

Remember, you must do your part.  After your Arestin® therapy, if you don’t brush at least 2 times per day and floss every day, then any dental treatment of your gum disease will not work effectively.