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Powerful Antibiotics to Improve Your Oral Health

If you are diagnosed with periodontitis, the health of your teeth and gums is at risk. Luckily, your Houston periodontist can help you treat and fight the disease by performing scaling and root planing (SRP) and by administering Arestin.

Arestin is a locally applied antibiotic used to fight infection. The antibiotic is released over time to reduce pocket depth so gums can heal better than with just SRP alone. Without the use of Arestin, bacteria can easily return just days after your scaling and root planing procedures. We administer this antibiotic to help minimize bacteria and promote healthy gums.

Call Bellaire Periodontics at (713) 255-8372 to learn more about how Arestin can be used during your appointment.

How Arestin Can Help You

Arestin is a yellow powdery substance that is applied in the infected periodontal pockets after scaling and root planing procedures. It continues to fight infection up to one month after application to ensure the effectiveness of your SRP. Arestin has also been proven to provide greater pocket depth reduction over three months than SRP alone. Ultimately, the antibiotic is an easy and helpful way to improve the effectiveness of your mechanical periodontitis treatments.

If you are treated with Arestin, follow these useful guidelines:

  • Avoid touching the areas where Arestin was applied
  • Maintain your daily brushing routine
  • Avoid flossing the treated areas for 10 days
  • Avoid foods that could harm your gums for one week after receiving treatment
  • Schedule and attend follow-up appointments to check in on the status of your treatment

By communicating efficiently with your general dentist, Bellaire Periodontics can determine whether the use of Arestin can benefit you. Our Houston periodontist will discuss your situation with both you and your dentist before administering Arestin. We are happy to further explain how the antibiotic works and how it is applied to make sure you are well-informed about all the details of your oral health.

Contact us today at (713) 255-8372 to schedule an appointment.

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