An antibacterial boost to help fight periodontal (gum) disease!

When patients have periodontal (gum) disease, the solution is often scaling and root planing, which incorporates the use of special instruments to remove plaque and calculus that accumulates at and below the gumline. The treatment is tried and true and is an important first step in disrupting the hold toxins have on tissue.

It is inherently difficult for proper healing to take place in the periodontal pockets (the pockets that have formed between the gums and the teeth) where it is so ideal for bacteria and further infection to occur. That is why ARESTIN® therapy is such an important addition to compliment scaling and root planing.

ARESTIN is a topical antibiotic that (after scaling and root planing has been completed) is applied at the source of infection, which is down in the pockets that have formed around teeth. It kills bacteria and prevents more from forming, giving gum tissue the critical time it needs to heal and reattach to the teeth. Furthermore, ARESTIN is actually delivered in the form of “microspheres” (think tiny bubbles) that slowly dissolve over time. This means that you continue to receive the extra boost to fight infection long after you have left our office—up to 21 days! It is truly one of the best new tools for treating periodontal disease.

Please contact our dental office at 415-986-1491 today for more information about ARESTIN in San Francisco, California, and to schedule a visit with Drs. Choi & Choi. Our dentists and team are dedicated to restoring the health of your smile!