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    ARESTIN, otherwise known as minocycline hydrochloride, is a local antibiotic that kills bacteria and is applied directly in infected areas of the gum after a scaling and root planing procedure (SRP) has been completed. When a patient has gum disease, their gum pockets deepen to allow tartar deposits to form under the gum line. A scaling and root planing procedure is done to deep clean a patient’s teeth and gets rid of harmful tartar and bacteria. Scaling involves removing the dental tartar from the surface of the tooth while root planing is the process of removing parts of the tooth that are infected. After the SRP procedure, the ARESTIN medication is placed directly in the infected areas of the gum, or right at the gum pockets. ARESTIN is composed of particles filled with antibiotics that stick to the base of the infected gum pocket and release antibiotics over time to fight bacteria for up to 30 days. The procedure works best to reduce the length of gum pockets and provides better results than scaling and root planing. There are many advantages to choosing ARESTIN as a form of treatment, as it is a non-invasive procedure and works effectively and painlessly.





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    Blossom River Dental is located at 5595 Winfield Blvd Ste 104 San Jose, CA 95123.

    (408) 217-0500