Why the Integration of Arestin with Scaling and Root Planing Provides Better Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can impact the smile. In fact, many Americans have periodontal disease but are not even aware that it is present. This is why the team at Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center encourage patients to visit their dentists regularly for evaluations. The earlier the condition is diagnosed, the better the chance of restoring oral health and wellness.

Treatment for periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is an infection that starts in the soft tissues. This is why some people refer to it as “gum disease.” Periodontal disease has several stages. The earlier stage, known as gingivitis, is easily treated with a thorough cleaning of the teeth and gums. However, later stages of periodontal disease, called periodontitis, may require more invasive procedures including SRP (scaling and root planing) and the use of antibiotics. At our practice, we combine a special pharmaceutical called Arestin with scaling and root planing for faster and more effective treatment of periodontal disease. This specialized medication is formulated with minocycline HCI and can be integrated into periodontal treatment plans with our team.

What are the benefits of Arestin treatment?


  • Is a locally applied antibiotic that doesn’t require needles
  • Works immediately on contact
  • Remains active in the mouth, releasing antibiotics as needed over time
  • Is more effective than scaling and root planing procedures alone
  • Is an affordable solution that many of our patients use to bring their smile back to health

Most patients who have the later stages of periodontitis may benefit from integrating Arestin into their treatment plan.

Visit the Gentle Family Dentistry and Implant Center today!

Do you live in the areas of Bethlehem or Allentown, PA? Are you interested in taking charge of your oral health and wellness? Have you been diagnosed with periodontal disease and are seeking a reliable and efficient treatment option? If this sounds like you, our team is ready to work with you and improve your smile’s health with Arestin treatments. Call Drs. Riyaz K. Gangji, Efraim Ramirez Lugo, and Sandip Ladani today at (610) 861-0190 to schedule your appointment at one of our two convenient locations.

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