Gum disease is a serious infection under the gumline, and the CDC estimates that about half of all adults have some form of periodontal disease.
ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) serves as an antibiotic to kill infections in your mouth.
It’s placed in the common sources of infection – primarily the pockets in and around your gums.
Applied after a deep cleaning session (scaling and root planing), it eliminates stubborn plaque and bacteria in those places where flossing cannot clean, below the gum line.
ARESTIN® begins working immediately, right at the source of infection. The bacteria-cleansing process continues even hours after your dental treatment, preventing any complications or infections. 1,2
ARESTIN® fights infection and inflammation for 30 days,2 and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planning alone for up to 90 days.3
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.