Using ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) after scaling and root planing procedures effectively treats periodontal disease.
ARESTIN contains 'Microspheres''tiny, invisible, bead-like particles that are fi lled with the antibiotic minocycline. They release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing bacteria for up to 21 days. ARESTIN also signifi cantly reduces the size of periodontal pockets compared to SRP alone, kills the bacteria most commonly associated with periodontal disease, and reduces bleeding on probing of the gums.
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