Periodontal disease is a serious infection underneath your gum line. Arestin® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that cause the infection.
Arestin® is placed directly in the infected areas - or "pockets" - in your gums. It is applied right after scaling and root planing , the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gum line where brushing can't reach. It starts to work quickly, right at the source of the infection, and keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office.
Arestin® also fights infection and inflammation for 30 days, 2 and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planing alone for up to 90 days.