ARESTIN® Gum Therapy in Warren, MI

Protect and Restore Your Gum Health

If you’ve noticed red, swollen, and bleeding gums, you could be one of the many people suffering from gum disease. This common dental issue can cause serious problems if left untreated, including tooth loss. The good news is gum disease is preventable and treatable, especially when caught early. 

ARESTIN® is a powerful antibiotic treatment that can stop gum disease and allow your gums to heal. It’s an excellent option for patients dealing with moderate to severe periodontal disease. Dr. Sahel Behbood, our dentist in Warren, MI, uses ARESTIN so you can enjoy a confident smile. 

Call (586) 574-9500 today to schedule an appointment at Warren Family Dentistry, and get your smile back to health.

What Is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, also called periodontal disease, is an infection of the gums. It happens when plaque and tartar build up on your teeth. 

  • Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria that forms on your teeth from food, drinks, and smoke.
  • Tartar forms when plaque is left to harden on the teeth.

The Stages of Gum Disease

The buildup of plaque and tartar causes the gums to become red, swollen, and bleed easily. This is called gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease. 

If gingivitis isn’t treated, it can lead to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth, forming pockets where even more plaque and tartar collect. The bones and fibers that hold your teeth in place can be damaged, causing your teeth to become loose or fall out.

What is ARESTIN Gum Therapy?

ARESTIN is a special powdered antibiotic that dentists place directly into the pockets around infected teeth to kill the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease. This fine powder is placed within the gum, working alongside scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) to treat the infection. 

Why Choose ARESTIN at Warren Family Dentistry?

Gum disease is a serious oral health issue that can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. ARESTIN, combined with scaling and root planing, gives you a powerful one-two punch against gum infections. This therapy:

  • Kills harmful mouth bacteria
  • Reduces pocket depth around teeth
  • Promotes healing of gum tissue
  • Prevents future gum disease flare-ups

With ARESTIN, you get an extra boost of bacteria-fighting power to knock out stubborn gum infections.

The ARESTIN Process at Warren Family Dentistry

Consultation and Exam

You’ll start the ARESTIN process by meeting with Dr. Behbood. She’ll carefully examine your mouth, take X-rays if needed, and discuss your dental history and any symptoms you’re experiencing. This consultation allows our team to check the severity of your gum disease and develop the right treatment plan for you.

Deep Cleaning

If we determine you need ARESTIN, the next step is a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing. This procedure involves using special tools to remove all plaque, tartar, and bacteria from below your gumline and the pockets around your teeth. This smooths out the root surfaces, making it harder for bacteria to accumulate again.

Applying ARESTIN

Once your teeth and gums are thoroughly cleaned, we’re ready to apply the ARESTIN antibiotic powder. We carefully pack the powder into the periodontal pockets after they’ve been measured. The powder releases the medicine slowly, killing bacteria and reducing pocket depth over the coming weeks.

Follow-Up Care

After your ARESTIN treatment, we’ll provide customized instructions on caring for your teeth and gums during the healing process. This may include using a special antimicrobial rinse, continuing your normal brushing and flossing routine, and avoiding certain foods that could irritate your gums.

We’ll also schedule follow-up appointments to track your progress and determine if additional ARESTIN treatments or other therapies are needed. Our goal is to fully restore your gum health and help you maintain it long-term.

Frequently Asked Questions

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Behbood Today

If you’re dealing with gum disease, don’t wait any longer. Call Warren Family Dentistry today at (586) 574-9500 to schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff will be happy to answer any other questions you have about ARESTIN gum therapy.

With ARESTIN and our skilled team, led by Dr. Sahel Behbood, you can kiss gum disease goodbye and get back to smiling with confidence. We look forward to meeting new and returning patients from the Detroit area, including Madison Heights, Ferndale, and Osborn, MI.

Warren Family Dentistry

11250 E. 13 Mile Rd.
Suite 3
Warren, MI 48093

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
10am – 7pm
8am – 5pm
7am – 2pm
8am – 2pm (2nd and 3rd of the month)