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Protecting Your Gums with Arestin

Published on November 20th, 2018

Your gums are just as important to your oral health as your teeth, but they are so often neglected. Healthy gums build a strong foundation for any dental work, but many people face periodontal disease that damages their gums.


Also called periodontitis, it is a bacterial infection that builds up in the spaces between your teeth and gums and can lead to painful swelling, inflammation and even tooth loss in some extreme cases. But at your Lakeview dentist’s office, we use Arestin to combat periodontitis and protect your all-important gums.

How Arestin Can Help

Arestin is an antibiotic powder placed where the infection grows, in the space between the teeth and gums. From there, it releases slowly over about two weeks, killing harmful bacteria and helping to restore healthy gums.
Depending on the severity of the infection, Art of Modern Dentistry may recommend scaling and root planting along with the Arestin. This form of deep cleaning removes built-up plaque and other contaminants in your mouth.
Arestin is clinically proven to be the most effective medication to combat periodontal disease and is the most effective treatment when paired with scaling and root planing.

At the Art of Modern Dentistry, our offices in Lakeview, South Loop and Lincoln Park, can help you combat this infection and get it under control before it has any permanent effects on your oral health. Severe periodontitis can lead to tooth loss and severe bone erosion, so if you have any concerns, schedule an appointment with your Lakeview, South Loop or Lincoln Park dentist today.

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3056 N Southport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657
Phone: (773) 935-3600

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1339 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 922-1898