Periodontal disease starts as a inflammation in the gums. Eventually it leads to bone loss around the teeth. This inflammation comes from a bacterial infection.

ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that cause the infection.

  • It’s placed directly in the infected areas—or “pockets”—in your gums.
  • It’s applied right after scaling and root planing, Scaling and Root Planing is the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gum line—where brushing and flossing can’t reach.

ARESTIN® starts working quickly, right at the source of infection, and keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office. 

ARESTIN® fights infection and inflammation for 30 days, and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planing alone for up to 90 days.3

ARESTIN is usually combined with scaling and root planing  but, even if used appropriately, this treatment may not enough to get your periodontal disease under control. Additional therapy may be required. Only when you can remove plaque from around all of your teeth can you be sure that the disease won’t progress!