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Periodontal Therapy

With the help of Arestin, we can treat your gum disease and protect your smile.

Gum disease can cause chronic bad breath, abscess, and even tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. For those who want to maintain healthy and whole smiles, treating gum disease when it comes up is essential. At Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer periodontal therapy with treatments that include Arestin.

What is Arestin? Arestin is an antibiotic that can be used as part of your periodontal therapy treatment to improve results and make recovery even more successful. Used in conjunction with scaling and root planing (the basic periodontal therapy procedures), Arestin can make successful treatment three times more likely. The Arestin is placed below the gumline to treat the inflamed soft tissue, killing the bacteria that causes gum disease.

Unlike an antibiotic pill, Arestin is placed directly on the area being treated during periodontal therapy. That's one of the reasons it's so effective. Arestin is also designed to release antibiotics over time, improving success and encouraging healing.

Periodontal therapy also includes scaling and root planing. These procedures involve thoroughly cleaning below the gum line. By cleaning the roots of the teeth (root planing), bacteria will have fewer places to hide and be easier to clear away in the future.

Contact us for an appointment to discover if you need periodontal therapy with Arestin. Visit Dothan Cosmetic Dentistry for all of your general and cosmetic dental care needs.