At Prehn Dental Offices, we not only fight periodontal disease with management treatments, but we also utilize the latest in drug technology with the use of antibiotics. For patients who suffer from severe periodontal disease, Dr. Frederick Prehn may recommend receiving an antibiotic treatment that is placed beneath the gum line. Our practice uses Arestin®, which is a powder antibiotic that slowly delivers medication over a period of time. Depending on your examination and findings, Dr. Frederick Prehn will discuss your care options. To learn more about how we can treat periodontal disease with antibiotic treatment in Wausau, Wisconsin, and to schedule your consultation with our dentist, we invite you to contact us today at 715-842-1270.

Periodontal disease is a serious condition that can lead to severe gum inflammation and deterioration of the jaw bone. It is important to treat periodontal disease at the first sign to prevent any further damage to your mouth. Antibiotic have been used to treat periodontal disease in combination with additional periodontal treatments. There are several different types of antibiotic treatments for gum disease; our office offers Arestin.

Arestin is an antibiotic treatment often used in adjunct to a scaling and root planing treatment. In these treatments, our dentist will clean and reduce pockets that have formed in the infected gums. Before completing the treatment, our dentist will place Arestin under the gums for continued treatment. For the next 14 days, Arestin will directly fight the bacteria and maintain a high level of antibiotics right at the source of the infected gums without exposing the rest of your body to the antibiotics. For the best results, we recommend doing the following after receiving Arestin:

  • Do not touch the treated areas
  • Do not brush your teeth until 12 hours after your treatment
  • Do not floss, toothpicks, or other devices to clean between your teeth for 10 days after treatment
  • Do not eat sticky foods or chew gum
  • Do not eat foods that could harm your gums for 1 week after receiving treatment
  • Do clean between your teeth on a regular basis 10 days after your treatment

If you are interested in receiving an antibiotic treatment for periodontal disease, we recommend calling our office today and visiting with our dentist to discuss what options would be most beneficial for you.