Having a scaling and planing procedure is a good way to clear a tooth and its surrounding gums of harmful bacteria, but what if you could clean it even further? Greenville Family Dentistry of Greenville, TX offers patients around-the-clock bacteria fighting by adding the antibiotic, Arestin, to the pockets caused by gum disease.
When gum disease causes irritated gums to pull away from the teeth and create deep pockets, during a scaling and planing, sometimes all of the bacteria is hard to reach. This is where Arestin comes in. Arestin is an antibiotic made of time-released microspheres. The microspheres release the antibiotic over time, so it keeps working to kill bacteria long after the application.
Arestin is usually administered after a scaling and planing procedure has been performed. The microspheres are applied into the deep pockets of gums and are so small; they are invisible to the human eye. They dissolve on their own, so they never need to be taken out.
As we know, gum disease can lead to a multitude of oral problems, and can eventually lead to the loss of a tooth. With Arestin, beating gum disease is more successful.
If you have red, swollen, or bleeding gums, be sure to schedule an examination here at our Greenville, TX location. To schedule, call us at (903) 455-6701 or visit the Greenville Family Dentistry website, www.greenvillefamilydentistrytx.com.