Gum disease is one of the most common oral health conditions in America. You may notice your gums getting red and swollen or bleeding in your gums when you brush your teeth. If this is the case, it’s critical to seek periodontal treatment. Periodontal treatment addresses the causes of gum disease and ensures that your gums return to their normal, healthy state. One of the treatments we offer at Wambaugh Dental is Arestin. This antibiotic can address the root cause of periodontal disease, ensuring your oral health for years to come. If you are interested in how Arestin and other periodontal treatment options can help you and your family, reach out to Wambaugh Dental today at 844.508.1034

What is Arestin?

Arestin is a topical antibiotic for gum disease that treats the bacteria that cause periodontal disease in the first place. Along with scaling and root planing treatment, Arestin can assist in preventing your periodontal disease from getting worse and allow you to have a healthy mouth for years to come.

Arestin is a powder composed of hundreds of thousands of tiny microspheres that release antibiotics over time. After a deep periodontal cleaning, scaling, and root planing, your periodontist will add Arestin to the pocket between your gum and tooth. Completely painless, the Arestin powder will dissolve on its own but will continue working long after your visit is over.

Do I Need Arestin?

When we tell patients that they have periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis, many don’t know what these conditions are or what the symptoms are. In plain language, periodontal disease is an infection in the tissues that keep your teeth in place. In many cases, poor brushing and flossing habits cause these conditions, which allows plaque to build upon your teeth. Plaque is a sticky film that is caused by bacteria. When you don’t remove it, the plaque will harden into tartar, which can eventually lead to a range of conditions, including gum disease. 

Unfortunately, only a dental hygenist or a dentist can provide professional cleanings to remove tartar. If you do not address these problems, you may need to get gum disease treatment, such as Arestin.

What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?

There are several symptoms that may indicate that you’re in need of Arestin and other gum disease treatment options. For instance, the symptoms may include:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Swollen gums
  • Red gums
  • Tender gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Painful chewing
  • Teeth that appear longer
  • Gums that are receding

Am I at Risk For Gum Disease?

There are a variety of risk factors for periodontal disease. One of the most common risk factors is smoking. Unfortunately, smoking can also make treatment options, such as Arestin, less successful than if you did not smoke. Other risk factors for gum disease may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Hormone changes in women and girls
  • Medications that reduce the amount of saliva you produce
  • Conditions such as AIDS 
  • Genetic susceptibility 

If you’re at risk for gum disease and you’ve begun to see the symptoms, reach out to our dentist’s office to discuss Arestin and other treatment options. 

Contact Wambaugh Dental Today

You don’t have to worry about bleeding or receding gums any longer. With the help of Arestin and other oral health treatment options, you can put these conditions in the past. 

In addition to periodontal treatments, we also offer a range of other dental treatment options, such as:

Don’t live with gingivitis or other periodontal diseases anymore. Contact Wambaugh Dental today at 844.508.1034, or contact us online to learn whether Arestin can help you.