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A more effective way to treat periodontal disease than SRP alone.

Dental professionals add ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg to scaling and root planning (SRP) procedures because this combination treats periodontal disease more effectively than SRP alone.

What It Is

ARESTIN® is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is easily placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the dental professional finishes the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.

How It Works

ARESTIN® contains “Microspheres” – tiny, bead-like particles that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the eye. The Microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline, and they release the drug over time into the infected periodontal pocket, killing bacteria that live there for up to 21 days.

Proven Results

ARESTIN® Microspheres continue to fight the infection for up to 21 days after SRP. In clinical studies, ARESTIN® has been proven to be more effective than using SRP alone. ARESTIN® also significantly reduced the size of periodontal pockets compared to SRP alone, killed the bacteria most commonly associated with periodontal disease, and reduced bleeding on probing of the gums.


Frequently asked questions about treatment of periodontal disease with ARESTIN® at

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