Periodontal disease, more commonly referred to as gum disease, is a condition that should not be taken lightly. This condition can result in pain, tooth decay, and tooth loss. A number of studies also show a link between gum disease and heart disease. TheLas Vegas cosmetic dentists at Jason L. Downey, DDS Dentistry take gum disease seriously. We offer a variety of treatments to battle gum disease at every stage. As an additional measure in the fight against gum disease, our Las Vegas patients receive Arestin® treatment for added protection against the symptoms of gum disease.
What Is Arestin® Treatment?
Arestin® is an FDA-approved medication that is used alongside other forms of gum disease treatment to ensure that the bacteria that cause gum disease are eliminated. This powder-like medication is placed in the pockets that form between the gums and teeth when gum disease is present. Arestin® contains the antibiotic minocycline, which is used to fight bacteria and infection. Once Arestin® is placed in the periodontal pockets, the medication is slowly released to treat the infection. We use Arestin® in addition to traditional forms of gum disease treatment (such as a deep cleaning procedure known as scaling and planing) to eliminate any bacteria or infection that still remains after other treatment has been complete. This added step in the fight against gum disease gives our patients an edge when it comes to treating gum disease and preventing tooth loss or more serious health conditions.
Benefits of Arestin® Treatment
We include Arestin® in gum disease treatment because it offers their patients the following benefits:
- Many other anti-bacterial treatments are performed at a second dental visit after initial gum disease treatment. Arestin® can be placed at the same dental appointment, saving patients the inconvenience of an additional dental appointment.
- Because of its powdery consistency, Arestin® can be placed only in the periodontal pockets that require treatment, unlike liquid or oral anti-bacterial treatments that can affect the entire body.
- Arestin® gradually releases its bacteria fighting ingredients, ensuring continued protection against infection without the need for repeat treatments.
- Arestin® is a safe medication that increases the effectiveness of gum disease treatment.
We have been trained and certified in the use of Arestin® to fight gum disease, giving patients the security of knowing that the health of their gums is in the hands of experienced experts.
When gum disease has been treated, it will be important to repair any damage that has been caused by the condition. Whether gum disease has resulted in decay or tooth loss, we offer our patients inLas Vegas restorative dentistry treatments to improve the teeth’s strength and function. Appropriate treatment will be recommended to meet each patient’s unique needs.
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Dr. Downey is experienced in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Whatever your dental needs may be, we can provide the required treatment to make your smile healthy and beautiful.Schedule an appointment with We to learn more about our dental services.