Gum Disease

Periodontics, or Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gumline.


ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is an antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes the infection.

  • It’s placed directly in the infected areas—or “pockets”—in your gums.
  • It’s applied right after scaling and root planning, the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gum line—where brushing and flossing can’t reach.

ARESTIN® starts working quickly, right at the source of infection, and keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office.

ARESTIN® fights infection and inflammation for 30 days, and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planning alone for up to 90 days.

Dr. Davis will complete a thorough exam and consultation and if it appears that you have periodontal disease, he will treat your gumline accordingly. He will also advise to have a follow-up within 90 days to make sure that the infection does not return.