When Dr. Joe Gerard uses scaling and root planing to address gum disease, he may complete the procedure with ARESTIN® to treat infection and protect your mouth from further harm. Gum disease is a common concern among adults and is the number one cause of tooth loss. We encourage you to come visit Arizona Dental for treatment while gum disease is still in the early stages so that our dentist can better treat your mouth.
Advanced gum disease can cause the gums to recede, creating pockets of infection between the gums and the teeth. If left untreated, the gums will recede to the point that the teeth become loose and can fall out. Gum disease is also a bacterial infection that has been linked to other health concerns, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke.
ARESTIN is an antibiotic powder that our dentist can place in the gum pockets to fight infection for an extended period of time. The powder contains tiny, bead-like microspheres filled with minocycline, which is slowly released into the pockets to kill bacteria.
If you have concerns about gum disease or would like to learn more about ARESTIN in Phoenix and Sun City, Arizona, we invite you to call our office at 602-788-4040 to speak with our experienced team and schedule your next oral exam.