Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can lead to damage to the gums, tissue, and bone around your teeth. The destruction of tissue and bone causes pockets to form around teeth. ARESTIN® with scaling and root planing can help address some of the symptoms of gum disease.
Bacteria are the cause of gum disease. And antibiotics kill bacteria. Scaling and root planing (SRP) removes a great deal of bacteria that cause periodontal infection. But this procedure can’t reach all bacteria that hide in the bottom of pockets. That’s why your dentist may decide to add a locally administered antibiotic (LAA) such as ARESTIN®.