Arestin, Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal Disease Treatment by Ueno Center Dental Specialists

Periodontal disease is a serious infection under your gum line. ARESTIN® (minocycline hydrochloride) is a local antibiotic that kills the bacteria that cause the infection.

  • It’s placed directly in the infected areas—or “pockets”—in your gums.
  • It is pain-free and quick to administer.
  • It’s applied right after scaling and root planing or your periodontal maintenance, the dental procedure that disrupts stubborn plaque and bacteria below your gum line—where brushing and flossing can’t reach.

ARESTIN® starts working quickly, right at the source of infection and keeps fighting bacteria long after you leave the dental office. 1,2 ARESTIN® fights infection and inflammation for 30 days,2 and provides significantly better results than scaling and root planing alone for up to 90 days.3

For additional information about Arestin or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ueno, Dr. Chung, Dr. Litch and Dr. Bui, please contact us our Campbell CA office at Ueno Dental Center Phone Number 408-371-7616 or

1. Oringer RJ, Al-Shammari KF, Aldredge WA, et al. Effect of locally administered minocycline microspheres on markers of bone resorption. J Periodontol 2002;73:835-842. 2. Goodson JM, Gunsollwy JC, Grossi SG, et al. Minocycline HCl microspheres reduce red-complex bacteria in periodontal disease therapy. J Periodontol 2007;78(8):1568-1579. 3. Williams RC, Paquette DW, Offenbacher S, et al. Treatment of periodontitis by local administration of minocycline microspheres: a controlled trial. J Periodontol 2001;72:1535-1544.