Fighting Gum Disease With Arestin

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What Is Arestin?

Arestin is a topical antibiotic that treats the bacteria that cause gum disease. It is made up of a powder with thousands of tiny microspheres. They are tiny bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and not visible to the naked eye. These microspheres release antibiotics over long periods of time into the pockets where bacteria are breeding. This allows your gums to heal better.

When Drs. Kim or Lentz Would Use Arestin In Your Treatment

If you’re diagnosed with periodontitis, AKA gum disease, Dr. Kim or Dr. Lentz may recommend Arestin in your treatment. Gum disease is caused by microbial plaque that colonize on each tooth’s surface and below the gum line. This bacteria breaks down the tissue and even the bone supporting your teeth.

If it’s left untreated, your gums can become enflamed and the tissues and bone that hold your teeth up can begin to deteriorate. Your gums can become separated from your teeth. Separation can create pockets that become a breeding ground for more bacteria. Dr. Kim and Dr. Lentz would use Arestin to help fight gum disease after a periodontal procedure. This is also known as scaling and root planing, a non-surgical procedure where Dr. Kim and Dr. Lentz would deep clean above and below your gum line to remove plaque that has built up on your teeth.

Come To Michael Kim DDS For A Consultation

If you’ve been fighting against gum disease, Arestin could be the solution you’ve been searching for. Drs. Kim and Lentz can work together to improve the health of your teeth and gums. To schedule a consultation, or if you have any questions regarding scaling and root planing or Arestin; give us a call at 262-241-5558 or send us a email.