One of the treatments offered for periodontal disease at London Bridge Smiles is Arestin®.  Arestin is an antibiotic treatment that helps kill off harmful bacteria in your mouth and aid the healing of your gums.  For more information on Arestin in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and to make your appointment with our dentists, call us today at 757-644-5421.

Arestin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic used by dentists to eliminate disease-causing bacteria from the pockets of your gums.  It is applied in a powder form, and is placed directly inside infected areas of your mouth following a scaling and root planing treatment.  Arestin begins working immediately, fighting infection and inflammation in your gums for 30 days.  Within 90 days, you should see improvement in your oral health.

Arestin is most effective as part of an overall health plan that includes rigorous oral hygiene practices.  After receiving this treatment, we recommend that you take the following actions to allow your gums to heal properly:

  • Avoid touching the treated areas of your gums for 1 week.
  • Do not floss or use toothpicks or other cleaning devices in the affected areas for 10 days.
  • Avoid eating hard, crunch, or sticky foods for 1 week.
  • Return to our office for follow-up appointments.
  • Limit your smoking. Quit entirely if possible.
  • Drink plenty of water.

If you experience pain, swelling, or other problems, contact our office immediately.

To learn more about Arestin® and to make your appointment with our dentists, call our practice today.