Arestin microspheres are implemented as an accompanying therapy to root planing and scaling procedures to curtail pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. Periodontal disease occurs when bacteria collects on under the gums, causing them to become red and swollen. This inflammation, if left untreated, eventually results in damage to ligaments and bone, forming pockets around your teeth.
As the disease advances and these pockets become deeper, your teeth can become loose and fall out.

Chronic periodontitis is also associated with other serious diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Dentists and registered dental hygienists can tell how severe a patient's periodontitis is by measuring pocket depth and reviewing patient x-rays. Delivered through a unique powder, and using new microsphere technology, Arestin delivers minocycline to easily and effectively kill the bacteria that causes periodontal disease. When used together with scaling and root planing, this treatment significantly reduces the depth of infected pockets and helps prevent disease progression. Arestin was shown to be particularly even effective in the more difficult to treat patients such as smokers or people who have cardiovascular disease.

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Alice H. Tai, DDS
Periodontic & Implantology Specialist
Specialized Care, Outstanding Results

San Ramon, Periodontist and Dental Implant Specialist, Dr. Alice Tai is dedicated to excellence in Periodontics & Implant Dentistry and offers treatment options that include, treatment of periodontal disease, scaling and root planing, ridge augmentation, gingival contouring, osseous surgery, crown lengthening, bone grafting and dental implant restoration and placement. Welcoming patients from San Ramon, Pleasanton, Danville, Walnut Creek & East Bay Communities.

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