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Smile Health Spa | Periodontal Gum Therapy in New York


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120 East 36th St, Ste 1F
New York, NY 10016
(212) 532-5377

Periodontal Gum Therapy

Periodontal disease is the leading CAUSE OF TOOTH LOSS in adults, affecting 3 out of every people over the age of 35. Good oral hygiene is the single most effective way to prevent periodontal disease.

  1. Your gums may be sensitive, but it’s extremely important to brush your teeth well to prevent plaque from accumulating on your newly cleaned teeth.
  2. Rinse with PERIDEX mouth rinse (provided by Dr. Grafman) every night throughout treatment for 1 minute to treat the gum infection and eliminate bacteria. Rinse after brushing and before going to bed. DO NOT eat or drink anything after you rinse.
  3. Brush twice daily using a soft bristled toothbrush for a minimum of two minutes each time. You can brush slowly if your gums are tender, but spend extra time to get them clean.
  4. You do not have to floss today and the day after treatment if your teeth are sensitive. The 2nd day you may start to use floss on a daily basis.
  5. If your gums are extremely tender, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
  6. Avoid eating any spicy or crunchy foods after your treatment and drink 8 glasses of water to help you remove and debris that may be remaining.
  7. The success of your treatment depends directly on your oral hygiene at home and on getting regular dental cleaning.


Gum disease creates pockets between the teeth and gums. Gum disease can cause your gums to bleed or become infected, swollen, or tender. As a result, the infected gum starts to separate from the tooth. The gap between the gum and the tooth is known as a pocket that can become deeper over time. And this may raise your risk of permanent damage.

New York Dentist | Periodontal Gum Therapy. Irene Grafman is a New York Dentist.