If you have developed a bacterial infection in your gums, it is important to control the infection and prevent it from spreading to other areas of your smile. Dr. Erfan Imeni offers ARESTIN®, an antibiotic treatment to slow infection and prevent it from recurring.
Gum infections typically occur when plaque and bacteria are allowed to remain on the smile. The bacteria cause pockets to form between the teeth and gums, making it difficult for those areas of your smile to be cleaned and remain disease free. To prevent the development of infection, our dentist can utilize ARESTIN to protect the hard-to-reach areas of your gum tissue.
ARESTIN is myocycline hydrochloride, an antibiotic that kills infection-causing bacteria. Dr. Erfan Imeni places the antibiotic directly in the infected pockets of the gums. The ARESTIN sits in the pockets for a long time, about 30 days, killing off the bacteria and preventing it from returning. It can be a stand-alone treatment but is typically used in conjunction with a deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and root planing.
Please contact Smile Design - Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 919-220-5505 if you have developed any redness, irritation, or easy bleeding along your gum line, as these are common symptoms of a gingival infection. Please feel free to speak with our dentist if you have any questions about ARESTIN in Durham, North Carolina.