Gum Disease

Gum disease is a chronic inflammation or infection in the gums and surrounding tissues.

Half of the adults in the US have gum disease, so you are not alone. 

Although gum disease is a common problem, historically it has been difficult to treat. The bacteria causing gum disease sits beneath the gum line, which is tough to reach with a brush or floss.

Dental cleanings effectively get rid of the bacteria, but the bacterial cells grow back in just hours after a cleaning.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease can cause:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding while brushing or flossing
  • Loose or separating teeth
  • Bad breath

Recent research also suggests that gum disease is linked to heart attacks, strokes, pre-term birth, type II diabetes, respiratory disease and systemic inflammations.

Perio Tray by Perio Protect

Dr. David Furnari can offer you a solution to fight back against gum disease. The Perio Tray by Perio Protect enables you to combat the bacteria by applying medication deep under the gums. Conveniently, you only have to use it for a few minutes each day for it to take effect. The Tray is comfortable, flexible, and custom-fit.

The goal is to improve patient’s overall dental health so that the repetitive and invasive procedures can be reduced.

With Perio Tray therapy, you have healthier gums, whiter teeth, fresher breath and improved overall homecare

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To find out more about the Perio Tray or to schedule your first visit with Dr. Furnari, please contact The Scarsdale Dental Group by calling (914) 723-4707.