If you suffer from gum disease, then we invite you to Covington Dental Partners for the ARESTIN® antibiotic treatment. Our dentists use this medication in conjunction with a scaling and root planing treatment in order to fight infection and reduce the bacteria levels in your mouth. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitworth today if you need to receive ARESTIN in Covington, Georgia.
Gum disease is a type of inflammatory infection that often results from the accumulation of plaque and tartar. As gum disease progresses, the bacteria count in your mouth grows, increasing your risk for cardiovascular disease, respiratory infection, and other health problems. One of the ways we help fight gum disease and reduce bacteria levels is through the ARESTIN antibiotic treatment.
After we perform a scaling and root planing procedure which removes the plaque and tartar from teeth, we will utilize ARESTIN. We place the antibiotic minocycline hydrochloride in the periodontal pockets between your teeth and gums. These microspheres will slowly release medication directly to your gum tissues, fighting the bacteria there. With ARESTIN, we can improve the effectiveness of a scaling and root planing treatment while also reducing the size of periodontal pockets. Call our office today if you want to learn more about the ARESTIN antibiotic treatment.