When we notice that there are elevated levels of inflammation due to the effect of microorganisms, Chemotherapeutics can be used to eliminate or dramatically reduce the effects of these mediators within the oral cavity. These agents kill and control bacteria, supragingival plaque and associated gingivitis.
Antibiotics or irrigation with anti-microbials may be recommended to help control the growth of bacteria. In some cases, we may place ARESTIN® in the periodontal pockets after scaling and root planing to further control infection and encourage normal healing.
ARESTIN® is an antimicrobial approved by the FDA. Placement of ARESTIN® is recommended for the treatment of periodontal disease with pockets greater than 5mm in an effort to achieve greater pocket reduction and possibly avoid the need for definitive surgical procedures. Arestin uses unique microsphere technology to deliver the antibiotic directly to the infected area(s).