Arestin is a medication that contains minocycline hydrochloride, which is an antibiotic. It is used to treat periodontal disease, an infection of the gums. Arestin is available in the form of a powder that is applied to the gums with a special applicator. The powder is absorbed by the gums and slowly releases the antibiotic over a period of time.
Arestin is typically used in conjunction with other treatments for periodontal diseases, such as scaling and root planing. Arestin can help reduce the number of bacteria in the mouth and help the gums heal.
Arestin is a safe and effective medication, but like all medications, there are potential side effects. The most common side effect is temporary irritation of the gums. Other potential side effects include allergic reactions, hives, and difficulty breathing. If you experience any of these side effects, you should contact your dentist or periodontist immediately.
If you have periodontal disease, Arestin can be an effective treatment option. Be sure to follow our dentist or periodontist's instructions for care and contact us if you experience any side effects.
To learn more about Arestin and other periodontal treatment options, book a consultation with us today.