Barry Sporer, DMD, PC -  - Dentist

80 Park Avenue Dental

Barry Sporer, DMD, PC

Dentist & Prosthodontist located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Arestin® Specialist

Dr. Sporer helps patients battle gum disease and related symptoms like tooth loss with special cleaning techniques combined with Arestin®, safe but powerful antibiotics developed specifically to treat periodontal disease and fight bacteria below the gum line.

Arestin® Q&A

by Barry Sporer, DMD, PC

What is Arestin®?

Arestin® is an antibiotic that's used specifically to treat gum disease, eliminating the harmful bacteria that cause gum disease. A thick, gel-like liquid, Arestin® contains tiny microspheres of antibiotics that are released over time to provide long-term action and prevent future bacterial buildup.

How is Arestin® used?

Arestin® is designed to cling to areas of the gum and tooth where bacteria can gather and grow. It's often used in combination with special deep-cleaning techniques called root scaling and planing, reaching below the gum line to treat infection and remove bacteria that can't be reached with routine cleaning methods. Arestin® is also frequently used during regular periodontal treatments and cleanings to prevent the buildup of bacteria that cause gum disease and eventual tooth loss.

How does Arestin® work?

Unlike oral antibiotics that travel throughout your entire body before reaching the gums, Arestin® is applied directly at the gum area and tooth pockets where periodontal disease is occurring for faster, more effective results. The liquid is applied using a special applicator designed to slip between the tooth and the gum where bacteria hide. Antibiotics continue to be released over time to help battle gum disease following root scaling and planing.

Do I need to rinse Arestin® after it's applied?

No, there's no need to rinse after application. Arestin® dissolves on its own, and because it's below the gum line, it can't be washed away by saliva.

Will Dr. Sporer use Arestin® with every cleaning?

Not necessarily; Arestin® is reserved for people with significant gum disease as well as those who may be at risk for developing significant disease. If you want to know more about Arestin® and whether it will be used during your treatment, ask Dr. Sporer during your office visit.


Words from our patients

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    "His office is very clean and professional. His dental hygienists are very thorough. Dr. Sporer himself is very nice, friendly and competent."

    Steve K.
  • Vitals

    "Great disposition, caring, and will never do more than he absolutely needs to. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Barry Sporer. You'll be in great hands!"

    Lori H.
80 Park Avenue Dental
80 Park Ave., Ste. 1C
Midtown East

New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-697-5988
Fax: 212-986-8305
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