Scaling and Root Planning (Deep Cleaning)
SRP is an effective gum disease treatment. In this procedure, your dental professional will clean plaque and tartar from your teeth and roots. SRP can remove much of the plaque below your gumline. This is where bacteria produce toxins that irritate your gums and cause gum infections. But SRP alone isn't enough to get all bacteria behind gum disease.
ARESTIN® is a locally administered antibiotic treatment for gum disease. It's a powder composed of 100,000 tiny microspheres that release antibiotics over time. In a single visit, the hygienist will add ARESTIN® to the pocket between your gum and tooth. It's a painless procedure, and ARESTIN® with SRP can make your gum disease treatment more effective by killing bacteria left behind after SRP. Best of all, ARESTIN® keeps working long after you leave the dental chair.