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Arestin Therapy

Treating Adult Gum Disease

Periodontal disease, if left untreated, is a progressive condition that often leads to severe inflammation and tooth loss. Antibiotic treatments can be used in combination with scaling and root planning, curettage, surgery or as a stand-alone treatment in an effort to reduce bacteria before and/or after many common periodontal procedures.

Antibiotic treatments can be found in several different types, including oral forms and topical gels, which are applied directly into the gum pockets. Research indicates that for acute periodontal infection, refractory periodontal disease, prepubertal periodontal disease and juvenile periodontal disease, antibiotic treatments have been incredibly effective.

Antibiotics can be prescribed at a low dose for longer-term use, or as a short-term medication to deter bacteria from re-colonizing.

Arestin Therapy May Be Your Best Course

At CarolinasDentist, we understand that you or someone in your family may need specialized care. Sometimes, advanced treatments are simply the best course of action to take. As your family’s oral health provider, we make sure we have every need covered. This is why we provide Arestin therapy treatment for patients with adult periodontitis (gum disease).

This is a Minocycline antibiotic that comes in mini capsules which are administered into the gums after scaling and root planing. The advantage of the direct delivery of antibiotics to the surfaces of the gums is that the whole body is not affected. Topical gels and direct delivery methods tend to be preferred over their oral counterparts and are extremely effective when used after scaling and root planing procedures.

Noticeable periodontal improvements are typically noticed after systemic or oral antibiotic treatment. Our dentist will incorporate and recommend the necessary antibiotic treatments as necessary for the healing of your periodontal condition.

We also recommend these at-home treatments to help prevent advanced gum disease:

  • Fluoride toothpaste with the American Dental Association seal
  • Toothbrush with soft bristles (firmer bristles can wear away enamel and damage gums)
  • Electric toothbrush (particularly people with mobility issues may find this easier to use)
  • Dental floss holders (plastic devices that hold a short length of floss)
  • Interdental brushes (these brushes are designed to clean between your teeth in areas where a toothbrush can’t reach)

Don’t put off treatment; the goal is to keep the bacterial infection from progressing and return to healthy gums. Reach out to the CarolinasDentist office near you to discuss if Arestin is the treatment you need to treat your gums.

At CarolinasDentist, our compassionate, highly skilled dentists are dedicated to making sure you enjoy excellent oral health and a return to healthy gums. No matter what you need or what office near you that you visit, you’ll be in good hands. Reach out to us today to begin your journey to your best oral health!

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  • Everyone there are so nice and helpful. I m bringing my daughter there for her first check up!!! Best dentist ever Dr Mc Daniels!!! And we are so happy that Carrie our hygienist is back, she is the best!!!

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    Nia Cassel
    6/30/2021

    The staff at this dentist office is so friendly and down to earth. They don't sugar coat anything or beat around the bush. Extremely polite and informative of what they are and will be doing before they start. I have a appointment Tuesday and am looking forward to it so... Read More

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    cobra 371
    7/22/2021

    They took good care of my son during a dental procedure. Went over the care well and made sure he was pain free.

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    Abigail Mello
    7/15/2021
  • i have really enjoyed my experience here. i have not been to the dentist in an embarrassing long time but all of the staff, assistants (victoria is my favorite, she’s so kind) and head dentist made me feel so comfortable. we made a game plan on how/when to approach all... Read More

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    kbhollaway
    9/22/2021

    Excellent Dentist and Staff! Dr. Lauren Steddum is a very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring dentist. I had a cleaning and was fitted with a new night guard. The night guard fits perfect. The office is very clean and the staff are kind and caring.... Read More

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    Cheryl Hilla
    7/23/2021

    Had such a great experience. It was my son’s first time at the dentist and they made him feel so at ease. He literally asked me when we can go back. They have a little toy box for the kids to pick from before they leave. Hygienist/Dentist were super nice... Read More

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    Aaron Cronk
    8/13/2021
  • The receptionist was friendly and the waiting time was at a minimum. The dental assistant was professional and helpful. The surgeon explained everything that had to be done so I felt comfortable. The prices are high but I guess you get what you pay for.

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    Phyllis Abdur-Rashed
    6/12/2021

    Good fast friendly staff and service, enjoyable experience. I like how my hygienist shared information and explained everything step by step and what she was seeing along with suggestions for improvement. I'll be back again. Thanks staff..

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    lloyd walters
    8/10/2021

    Making an appointment was extremely easy and my appointment wasn’t far out. They are very fast and efficient. No long wait times and my procedure went better than I ever could have imagined. Usually I’m nervous at the dentist but they made me feel comfortable. My doctor and the staff... Read More

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    Jennifer Meunier
    8/26/2021
  • So great! Entire experience from entering to leaving was a treat. Everyone is so nice, and the office it self feels more like a spa than a dentist! Definitely recommended.

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    Sierra Karambellas
    7/16/2021

    The best dental experience I have had in years, and my 2 year old son also had a grand time getting his dental exam done. Quite impressive!!!

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    Roxanne
    11/04/2020

    Office was very clean and nice. Staff were all amazing. Answered all my questions and went over what to expect. I have dental anxiety and they made me feel at ease!

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    Stephanie Lear
    7/13/2021
  • Took me in for an emergency without an appointment. Extremely nice people and they are using all the latest equipment in the dentistry industry. Some very cool stuff..

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    Frank Genovese
    8/27/2021

    I was so nervous about going to the dentist I had put going off for years. But the very first time and everytime I have been back to Carolina Dentist I have been at ease. Everyone is so nice from check in, while setting in the chair, all the way... Read More

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    Darrell Mckenzie
    3/18/2021

    I have to say it has been a privilege being a patient there. I've had multiple procedures and during all of them Dr. Mullen and his team went above and beyond to make sure I was comfortable and that the issue I was dealing with was resolved. Scheduling and billing... Read More

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    Sean Rassouli
    9/16/2020
  • Great staff! Professional and fun to be around! Wonderful ambiance! Kids and I absolutely love the place! Highley recommended!!!

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    Cathy Dragan
    8/05/2021

    Dr. Zukerman and his staff are kind, efficient, and professional. The office is newly renovated. We will definitely be back for our ongoing care!

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    Duncan Dorris
    6/07/2021

    We love Carolinas Dentist!! My kids and I have been going there for close to 6 years and they’ve always been great.

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    Tiffany M
    8/20/2021
  • Excellent dental staff. If you are the type of person that hates to go to the dentist then go to this one.It is relaxed and friendly

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    David Kauffman
    12/17/2020

    Great dental office. Easy to make appt and seen promptly and courteously. The dentist and tech greeted me in the lobby. Exam and cleaning was painless and well explained. It will be my permanent dentist in Wilmington.

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    Karen Murphy
    9/22/2021

    My son and I had a very good appointment today. The front office staff was very helpful getting things prepared for our appointment and very polite upon arrival. Dr. Miniseries and Bailey were great to work with. Very knowledgeable, informative and professional.

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    dustin griffin
    3/17/2021
  • I switched from a previous dentist that I'd been going to for 30 years to Carolina's Dentist today. It was such a wonderful experience that I decided to move my dental care permanently. Carrie at Carolina Dentist is the best hygienist I've ever had. She was cheerful, attentive and... Read More

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    Caroline Moretto
    4/20/2021

    This is a warm and wonderful practice. Dentist and entire staff is very professional, nice and polite. I couldn’t have found a better Dental Office then this one. I even have my wife switching over. That speaks volume if I could do that. Please try them you won’t be disappointed.

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    6/10/2021

    Going to the dentist is always high anxiety for me! I said a prayer and hoped for the best. Well, my prayers were indeed answered! I had the most calming, thorough and low anxiety dental exam ever. My hygienist, JuJu was absolutely wonderful! Her calming voice and demeanor were so... Read More

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    Janice Moore
    7/27/2021
  • I was in Chapel Hill for my daughter’s soccer camp. I somehow chipped a tooth. I called CarolinasDentist and they were able to get me in same day! They were amazing! Super nice and very thorough! Being out of town made this whole experience stressful, but they... Read More

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    Meagan Beam
    7/01/2021

    I was super nervous about going to the dentist after having extensive work done when I was younger. Dr. Bodah and all of his staff were extremely welcoming and made me feel relaxed and comfortable. I had my first root canal finished today, and it was painless!! Would highly recommend... Read More

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    Crystal Rose
    8/11/2021

    They were very professional! I had an emergency dental situation and they literally did the procedure for me that same day! They are flexible when it comes to a payment plan! During my procedure they communicated with me and made sure that I was comfortable. Everybody in there is really friendly.

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    Kelsea Hulin
    8/17/2021
  • Outstanding customer service. I’m usually nervous about going to the dentist, but all the staff are completely professional and caring. They got me relaxed and went through the whole process about what they recommend for a treatment plan and presented it to me in a language that I could understand... Read More

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    Alex Cupernall
    8/03/2021

    Update to 5 stars: haven’t been here in over a year because it was so slow last time. But there is new staff and today my appointment was normal time and really great! Hygienist was very gentle and competent and they were very professional with recommendations.Original review: Trust worthy... Read More

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    Katie Carlson
    8/10/2020

    I had such a great experience this morning with a Zoom whitening procedure. The office is beautiful and clean, and the staff are so friendly. I am so pleased with my results !

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    8/24/2021

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