Dr. Joseph M. Larsen, DMD

Arestin

Introducing: Arestin

Making oral health a priority means understanding the best options when it comes to treating periodontal disease. You may be among the many Americans who have recently discovered that they have a periodontal disease. It is important to understand exactly what problem you are experiencing and how to treat it. For example, did you know that there is a difference between gingivitis and periodontal disease?

You can manage gingivitis through regular flossing and brushing but that it not the case when dealing with periodontal disease. The fact is that most adult tooth loss in America is the result of periodontal disease. Health complications from infection caused by periodontal disease are not entirely proven but have some associations with risk factors related to heart disease and diabetes.

We treat periodontal disease at the root of the problem with the most effective antibiotic treatment, Arestin. The treatment is a 1 mg microsphere, powder antibiotic (minocycline hydrochloride) that is placed inside infected areas after an SRP (scaling and root planning procedure). Talk with our experts for more information on the effectiveness of this treatment for your periodontal disease.