Advanced Medications

Treatment to fight gum disease.

We use the latest advanced medications to help you have a healthier mouth.

We now have advanced medications to help us fight gum disease. Dentists can place a small amount of antibiotic directly at the site of a localized infection. The anitbiotic releases slowly over several weeks to directly attack the infection and reduce pocketing. The medication we use for this goes by the name of Arestin, and you can find more information at their website: arestin.com. There are some limitations to this procedure, but when used in appropriate situations, we have found Arestin to be very effective in reducing pockets.

To find out more, visit us at our Annandale office, conveniently located around the corner from INOVA Fairfax Hospital near Merrifield, Burke and Vienna, VA. To schedule an appointment, call 703.698.9698 or fill out the form to the right.

Photo of older man with nice smile to illustrate the use of advanced medications to fight gum disease by Dr. Douglas Wooddell dentist in Annandale VA near Burke, Vienna and Fairfax VA
We use advanced medications to fight gum disease.

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