Arrestin Placement

ARESTIN® is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. Dr. Irwin uses ARESTIN® to treat infected periodontal pockets just after the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.

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.