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Arestin: Fighting Infection Where It Starts

Your dentist or hygienist may have recently informed you that you have gum disease, sometimes referred to as “periodontitis” or “periodontal disease,” or you may have heard about it yourself.

But do you really understand the distinction between periodontal disease and other oral health issues like gingivitis?

Do you know why treating periodontal disease is so crucial—and why brushing and flossing by themselves are ineffective?

About Periodontal Disease

Most significantly, did you know that among American adults, periodontal disease is currently the leading cause of tooth loss? Or that recent data indicate a potential connection between periodontal disease and other health problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preterm low birth weight babies even though a causal link between periodontal disease and an increased risk for systemic events has not been established?

Fight Infection Right Where It Starts

An efficient antibiotic medication called ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg, is available as a powder. After the dentist completes the scaling and root planing (SRP) operation, this powder is applied to the infected periodontal pockets.

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