ARESTIN® is a locally administered antibiotic (LAA) that Dr. Stephen Kwitnicki may recommend using as part of our scaling and planing periodontic treatment. Scaling and root planing is effective at removing tartar and bacteria but is less effective at removing and killing the bacteria deep in the periodontal pockets around your teeth. Using an LAA such as ARESTIN can greatly reduce the bacteria that remain after scaling and planing.
ARESTIN is an antibiotic in powder form. It consists of microspheres that contain the antibiotic treatment. Our dentist will apply ARESTIN to the periodontal pockets where the gum disease bacteria grow. Over time, the microspheres release the antibiotics, killing the bacteria before they can recover, ensuring more thorough treatment. Clinical studies have shown that using ARESTIN with scaling and planing is more effective at treating gum disease and removes more bacteria than scaling and planing alone.
Stephen Kwitnicki, DDS is dedicated to providing you with the most up-to-date service for treating your gum disease. If your gums have been irritating you, do not hesitate to call our office. We will be happy to provide you with the care you need and determine whether ARESTIN in Union, New Jersey, is the proper treatment for your smile. Call us today to learn more!