Gingivitis or Periodontitis are essentially bacterial infections of the gum tissues that cause damage to the tissue and bone. During you dental cleaning or deep cleaning, our hygienst will remove all palpable plaque and tartar which are home to bacteria. However, it is virtually impossible to remove every single harmful bacteria from your teeth and gums.
We are excited to offer anti-microbial agents that will work in conjunction with your cleaning to kill these disease-causing bacteria. It is is different from an antibiotic you take as a pill, because it’s placed right where you need it. A pill can’t give you the level of antibiotic concentration in your gums that a material like ARESTIN® can.