Periodontitis is an advanced gum disease that can lead to premature tooth loss. Pain, bleeding gums, gum inflammation, and receding gums are signs of this condition. A visit to Dr. Bella Hanono in Alpharetta, Georgia, can determine if you have periodontitis so you can receive treatment. At Bella Hanono Family Dentistry, we use Arestin, an antibiotic for gums, in our periodontal therapies.
Arestin is a special antibiotic used with scaling and root planing procedures for treating advanced gum disease. The antibiotic is applied directly to periodontal pockets – spaces between your gums and teeth where harmful bacteria can breed – after deep cleaning has been completed. Arestin antibiotic helps eliminate any remaining infection in your gums and keeps it from reoccurring.
Advanced gum disease can cause untold damage to your gums and teeth and ultimately result in significant tooth loss. Scaling and root planing are non-surgical procedures used to treat periodontitis to help prevent the loss of natural teeth.
Using special instruments and tools, Dr. Hanono will scale your teeth, above and below the gum line, to remove plaque, tartar, and harmful bacteria that can prolong the infection in your gums. We’ll also clean out periodontal pockets that have formed between your gums and teeth, as this is where harmful bacteria can breed. Afterward, we’ll smooth out the root surfaces of your teeth to make it difficult for bacteria to accumulate there again. This procedure is called root planing.
After scaling and root planing your teeth, Dr. Hanono will treat the periodontal pockets and other infectious areas with Arestin to curtail future infection. Arestin helps reduce the depth of periodontal pockets, allowing your gums to heal. Adding Arestin to your deep cleaning treatment, Dr. Hanono improves your chances of fully recovering from periodontitis to restore oral health.