Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gum line that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. One way our Periodontist, Dr. Giac Dang, can treat it is with ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride),  an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection.

Following a deep scaling and root planing—the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gum line where brushing and flossing can’t reach—ARESTIN® is applied directly to the infected areas (or “pockets”) in your gums. ARESTIN® starts working quickly, right at the source of infection, and keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office. 1,2

ARESTIN® can fight infection and inflammation for 30 days2 and provide significantly better results than scaling and root planing alone for up to 90 days.3

For more information on Periodontal Treatment options, please call us at 508-584-6070 for a consultation at our Brockton, MA office.

1. Oringer RJ, Al-Shammari KF, Aldredge WA, et al. Effect of locally administered minocycline microspheres on markers of bone resorption. J Periodontol 2002;73:835-842.
2. Goodson JM, Gunsollwy JC, Grossi SG, et al. Minocycline HCl microspheres reduce red-complex bacteria in periodontal disease therapy. J Periodontol 2007;78(8):1568-1579.
3. Williams RC, Paquette DW, Offenbacher S, et al. Treatment of periodontitis by local administration of minocycline microspheres: a controlled trial. J Periodontol 2001;72:1535-1544.