Robert B. Ruyak, DMD

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Defeating Periodontitis with Arestin

Good brushing and flossing habits are vital to strong oral health. When not practiced properly, lack of these habits may lead to periodontal (gum) disease. Root planing and scaling is one of the most effective ways to treat gum disease before it becomes severe. In adjunct to scaling and root planing, Dr. Robert Ruyak utilizes Arestin for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis.

Root planing and scaling cleans between the gums and the teeth down to the roots. It is done when gums have either started to pull away from the teeth or the roots of the teeth have hard mineral deposits (tartar) on them. Bacteria are the cause of gum disease, which is why Dr. Robert Ruyak utilizes Arestin. Arestin contains microspheres – tiny particles – that are smaller than grains of sand and are not visible to the human eye. The microspheres are filled with the antibiotic minocycline hydrochloride. These microspheres release the antibiotic over time, killing bacteria so that your gums can heal better than with scaling and root planing alone.

To learn more about Arestin, periodontal disease, scaling and root planing as well as services provided at the office, give us a call or visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Robert Ruyak, DMD at his practice in Bethlehem, PA, call 610-861-0777.

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