Drug Available Commercial form Name Tetracycline Non resorbable fibers Actisite [R] Metronidazole Gel Elyzol [R] Doxycycline hyclate Gel Atridox [R] Minocycline Microspheres Arestin
[R] Minocycline Ointment Dentamycin [R] Chlorhexidine Resorbable Chip PerioChip [R]
She offers the antibiotic Arestin
as an example: It kills bacteria related to periodontal disease, reduces bleeding (from probing), and helps restore gums to health.
administration results in local antibiotic concentrations of 340 [micro]g/ml for up to 14 days.
Program: Pauline LeCombe, Ultradent; Brandy Conner, Arestin
The delivery system (cartridge and syringe) is I designed for quick and easy administration of one unit dose of Arestin
subgingivally in I periodontal pockets measuring [greater than or equal to] 5 mm with bleeding on probing (BOP) (Figure 1).
The sales of Periochip, Arestin
, Atridox, Periostat and Doxycyline (generics) contribute to the periodontal therapeutics market size.
Filipiak commented that she uses subgingival antimicrobial therapies such as Arestin
, and may also use mouthrinses as needed in her care planning.
In addition, ARESTIN
significantly reduced the tissue damage caused by periodontal disease to a greater extent than treatment by SRP alone.