Wyngate Dental Of Bethesda


Wyngate Dental of Bethesda

Fighting oral infections with traditional antibiotic approaches have always been tricky. However, recent innovations in dental medicine have produced an effective tool for treating periodontal infections. This tool, known as Arestin, allows Dr. Cole to deliver high-concentration antibiotics directly to the infection site. Combined with consistent dental hygiene and traditional dental care, Arestin revolutionizes the treatment of periodontal disease.

How Arestin Improves Periodontal Care And Infection Treatment

One potential problem with treating oral infections with traditional antibiotics was the systemic nature of these antibiotics. Systemic means the medication affects the entire body rather than addressing the infection at the source. This ran the risk of developing antibiotic-resistant bacteria and caused gastrointestinal distress in some patients. Arestin changes this by allowing the treatment to precisely target the location of the infection without impacting the rest of our body.

Arestin is not used in isolation but is integrated into the periodontal treatments we provide at Wyngate Dental of Bethesda. In most cases, the introduction of Arestin will follow a typical scaling and planing procedure. Taking this step before placing the antibiotic ensures that the majority of the plaque and tartar have been removed, making it easier to combat the bacteria responsible. This makes the antibiotic treatment much more efficient and requires fewer antibiotics overall to control infection at the treatment site.

Contact Our Office In Bethesda, MD, To Learn More

If you’re struggling with an oral infection and want to know if Arestin can work for you, contact our office at 301-530-8008. We’ll schedule an appointment with Dr. Cole or another staff member. During your visit, you’ll undergo a comprehensive dental exam and consultation. As part of your visit, Dr. Taylor Cole will assess your current oral health and determine what the appropriate treatment approach is. You’re also welcome to visit our office at 5648 Shields Drive, Bethesda, MD, to meet the staff and tour the office prior to your appointment.