Non-Surgical Periodontics: Atridox and Arestin
Swollen, red and bleeding gums are signs of an unhealthy mouth. In addition to bad breath, these conditions can affect your total body health, contributing to heart disease and other serious illnesses. Thanks to the many advanced treatments we offer, can help you reverse — and manage — your periodontal disease. We can create an effective outcome that you will enjoy for years to come.
Gum disease is a serious oral health issue that, if left untreated, can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Periodontal care begins with a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth and gums. We establish whether there has been any breakdown in gum tissue and whether pockets have formed between teeth and gums. We also take X-rays of the patient’s mouth to determine whether there has been any bone loss below the gum line. If necessary, we can treat gum disease by removing microbial plaque and calculus deposits below the gum line. For more advanced gum disease, periodontal surgery may be necessary.
ATRIDOX® (doxycycline hyclate) 10% is a major advancement in the treatment of periodontal disease. It is a locally applied antibiotic (LAA) that is placed gently below the gum line into periodontal pockets where bacteria thrive and cause infection.
ATRIDOX® is the only locally applied antibiotic gel that flows deeply into infected pockets.
Flows freely and easily to the bottom of the pocket and adapts to root morphology
Controlled release of doxycycline for a period of 21 days1
Bioabsorbability eliminates need for removal
Allows precise placement for targeted therapy
Single syringe effectively treats multiple infected pockets/sites
ATRIDOX® is the only LAA that is clinically proven to achieve all three of the following outcomes in treating chronic adult peridontitis.
Gain in clinical attachment2
Reduction in probing depths2
Reduction of bleeding on probing3
Only ATRIDOX® delivers unbeatable economics.
One low, fixed treatment cost per patient – no variable costs per site treated
Increase patient acceptance – keep patient fees affordable
Increase your standard of care – one low-cost syringe treats eight to 14 sites
ATRIDOX® is an easy-to-use gel that is applied with a syringe into the infected tooth pocket. ATRIDOX® flows to the bottom of pockets and fills even the smallest spaces between teeth and gums. After ATRIDOX® is applied, it hardens upon contact with oral fluids (saliva) to a wax-like substance, and the antibiotic is slowly released into the surrounding infected tooth pocket.
In clinical studies, ATRIDOX® was generally well-tolerated. Side effects were similar to those of placebo. The most common side effects were: headache, common cold, gum discomfort, pain or soreness, toothache and tooth sensitivity. ATRIDOX® should not be used by patients who are hypersensitive to doxycycline or any other drugs in the tetracycline class. The use of drugs in the tetracycline class during tooth development may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth. Tetracycline drugs, therefore, should not be used in pregnant women, unless other drugs are not likely to be effective or are contraindicated.
Fight infection right where it starts
ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the dental professional finishes the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure.
Arestin: Fighting infection where it starts You may have heard about gum disease, also known as "periodontitis" or "periodontal disease." Maybe a dental professional or hygienist recently told you that you have this infection. But do you really know the difference between periodontal disease and other types of complications that can affect your mouth, such as gingivitis? Do you know why it's so important to treat periodontal disease-and why brushing and flossing alone won't do the trick? Most importantly, did you know that periodontal disease is today's #1 cause of tooth loss among American adults? Or that, although a causal relationship between periodontal disease and an elevated risk for systemic events has not been established,recent data suggest a possible association between periodontal disease and other health issues including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and preterm low birth-weight babies?
Fight infection right where it starts
ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) Microspheres, 1 mg is an effective antibiotic treatment that comes in powder form. This powder is placed inside infected periodontal pockets just after the dental professional finishes the scaling and root planing (SRP) procedure for the Treatment of Chronic Adult Periodontitis.