Arestin® is an antibiotic treatment used for patients with periodontal disease. This antibiotic helps fight against the harmful bacteria and can keep the infection from spreading or becoming worse. If you suffer from periodontal disease, Dr. Konstantinos Proussaefs may recommend that you be treated with Arestin® in Simi Valley, California. Before being treated with Arestin®, our dentist will go over the treatment and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your consultation, please contact us at 805-422-3116 today!
Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can lead to severe gum inflammation and deterioration of the jaw bone. It is important to treat periodontal disease at the first sign to prevent any further damage to your mouth. Antibiotic have been used to treat periodontal disease in combination with additional periodontal treatments. There are several different types of antibiotic treatments for gum disease; our office offers Arestin®.
Arestin® is an antibiotic treatment often used in adjunct to a scaling and root planing treatment. In these treatments, our dentist will clean and reduce pockets that have formed in the infected gums. Before completing the treatment, our dentist will place Arestin® under the gums for continued treatment. For the next 14 days, Arestin® will directly fight the bacteria and maintain a high level of antibiotics right at the source of the infected gums without exposing the rest of your body to the antibiotics. For the best results, we recommend doing the following after receiving Arestin®:
- Do not touch the treated areas
- Do not brush your teeth until 12 hours after your treatment
- Do not floss, toothpicks, or other devices to clean between your teeth for 10 days after treatment
- Do not eat sticky foods or chew gum
- Do not eat foods that could harm your gums for 1 week after receiving treatment
- Do clean between your teeth on a regular basis 10 days after your treatment
If you are interested in receiving an antibiotic treatment for periodontal disease, we recommend calling our office today and visiting with our dentist to discuss what options would be most beneficial for you.