You may have heard about gum disease, also known as “periodontitis” or “periodontal disease.” Maybe a dental professional or hygienist recently told you that you have this infection.
But do you really know the difference between periodontal disease and other types of complications that can affect your mouth, such as gingivitis? Do you know why it’s so important to treat periodontal disease and why brushing and flossing alone won’t do the trick?
Most importantly, did you know that periodontal disease is today’s #1 cause of tooth loss among American adults? Or that, although a causal relationship between periodontal disease and an elevated risk for systemic events has not been established, recent data suggest a possible association between periodontal disease and other health issues, including:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Preterm, low birth-weight babies
Fight Infection Right Where It Starts
ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. Dr. Ali M Arastu places this powder inside infected periodontal pockets just after the dental professional finishes the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.
If you would like to learn more about the benefit of Arestin in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, or schedule an appointment with our periodontist, contact Periodontal Consultants at 215-463-6677 today.