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ARESTIN®: San Marcos Periodontal Disease Treatment

San Marcos Periodontal Gum Disease Treatment

Arestin is the solution many dental experts offer to their clients who wish to eliminate disease causing bacteria and maintain good oral and general health. Bacterial infection in the gum tissues, known as periodontal disease among oral health experts may lead to teeth loss among other medical problems if treatment is not sought.  

Medical conditions associated with Periodontal Gum Disease

Recent research has revealed that medical conditions such as premature birth, heart problems cancer and diabetes are associated with gum disease. One of the newest treatment options for gum disease is Arestin which is essentially antibacterial microspheres. It allows potent antibacterial ingredients to effectively and speedily remove harmful bacteria before they get the opportunity to cause further damage to the gum tissues.

What causes Periodontal Gum Disease

Oral health deteriorates with gum disease and gum disease is the result of a buildup of bacteria on the teeth and within the gums. If the condition is not treated it progresses into a more serious stage which entails a degeneration of the bone and tissue structure that is in place to support the teeth. At a later stage of the condition, the open spaces expand in width and depth and the fibers that keep the teeth in place are lost. When the teeth lose their support, they become loose and eventually fall out. Another consequence of ignoring deteriorating gum health is open bleeding tissue between the gums and teeth. The open spaces tend to become filled with unpleasant material created by the infection. The severity of a patient’s gum disease is assessed by a dental hygienist or dentist with the help of an ultrasound machine.

Treating Periodontal Disease with Arestin

Arestin belongs to the Tetracycline group of antibiotics and it is applied to the mouth as an oral medication to allow it to come into direct contact with the affected gums. Often, oral health experts use Arestin after periodontal disease procedures such as root planing or scaling. These two procedures are often used to treat mild to moderate levels of gum disease. At this point, the main aim of your dentist is to prevent your gums from entering into the advanced stage of gum disease. This is because advanced gum disease requires invasive and intensive surgical treatment.

Arestin is very useful in preventing worsening gums disease because it significantly reduces the gap between the gum and teeth. Experts in the field agree that the procedure works well when used with planning and scaling. They also laud its effectiveness in tackling the complicated cases such as among smokers.

Another advantage of Arestin is the fact that it is easy to tolerate since it is not only tasteless but also has very few minor side effects. It does not change the patient’s taste buds nor does it stain the teeth or trigger stomach pains. The fact that it is applied with adhesive means that it does not require a cover since it will not fall out and it is absorbed naturally by the body as time progresses which means that no residue is left behind for removal at a follow up visit.

As with any other corrective oral health treatment, Arestin patients must ensure that they maintain good oral health practices and regular appointments with their dentists in order to ensure that their gums remain in good health.

Certified Invisalign Dentist

Dr. Davoudi possesses a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky, as well as a Doctor in Dental Science degree from Meharry Medical College in Tennessee. She is a valued member of several professional associations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association, San Diego Dental Society, and the International Association of Orthodontics.

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