Arestin® Site-Specific Antibiotics

Our dentists use ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride), an antibiotic to treat individual areas of periodontal disease.

It comes in a powder form that is placed within the infected periodontal pockets (between the tooth and the gum) that are 5mm deep or greater. The placement of ARESTIN typically occurs immediately after a scaling and root planing procedure. ARESTIN uses its direct application between the teeth and gums to continually fight periodontal (gum) infection for up to 21 days.