ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is a type of antibiotic that our periodontist uses to kill the bacteria that cause the inflammatory infection of gum disease. There are a few ways we use ARESTIN in Greenville and Anderson, South Carolina, to treat gum disease, including the following:
- We can place it in the periodontal pockets of your gums where bacteria often collect.
- We can apply ARESTIN under your gum line after performing a scaling and root planing procedure.
Dr. Norman B. Fine places ARESTIN right at the source of periodontal infection in order to improve the effectiveness of procedures like scaling and root planing. ARESTIN also has the benefit of fighting inflammation and infection for long periods of time, up to 30 days. Please call Fine Periodontics today if you would like to learn more about this antibiotic.