Friday, November 27, 2009
ARESTIN - Locally Administered Antibiotic of Choice
Gum disease or periodontal disease is a serious infection that can lead to tooth loss, eventually affecting your overall health. To treat this disease, your dentist may recommend a locally administered antibiotic. This antibiotic, called Arestin, helps fight infection that leads to gum disease right where is starts, in your gums. Dental professionals add ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg to scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures because this combination treats periodontal disease more effectively than SRP alone.
ARESTIN is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is easily placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the dental professional finishes the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.
ARESTIN contains "Microspheres"-tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing bacteria that live there for up to 21 days.
ARESTIN Microspheres continue to fight the infection for up to 21 days after SRP. In clinical studies, ARESTIN has been proven to be more effective than using SRP alone. ARESTIN also significantly reduced the size of periodontal pockets compared to SRP alone, killed the bacteria most commonly associated with periodontal disease, and reduced bleeding on probing of the gums.
ARESTIN (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg comes in a box with 2 trays, each containing 12 cartridges. It is packaged in a specially designed unit-dose cartridge, which is inserted into a cartridge handle for product administration. Each cartridge contains enough ARESTIN for 1 periodontal pocket.ARESTIN is easy to administer.ARESTIN requires no preparation before administration. ARESTIN is already premixed, premeasured, and does not require refrigeration. After scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures, ARESTIN administration is fast and easy, with no need for local anesthesia.
In clinical studies ARESTIN has been proven to be more effective than just using SRP. ARESTIN also ready reduced the size of periodontal pockets, killed the bacteria most commonly associated with periodontal disease and reduced bum bleeding during probing.This comprehensive apporach gives patients two treatments that work together (ARESTIN and SRP) to effectively eliminate the harmful bacterial that lead to periodontal disease.