Millions of Americans suffer from gum disease, which begins silently and can eventually lead to the loss of their teeth. Aside from tooth loss, gum disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and low birth weight babies. The sooner a patient recognizes the need for gum disease treatment and gets a treatment plan underway, the better the outcome for them. If you ask yourself, “Do I need gum surgery?” and are seeking gum disease treatment in Pomona, NY, Dr. Jonathan Tiger offers an innovative laser gum surgery.
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), an FDA-cleared procedure, offers an alternative to traditional gum disease treatment, eliminating the use of scalpels or sutures. For any patient asking themselves, “Do I need gum surgery?” a consultation with Dr. Tiger is a good place to start.
Traditional gum disease treatment involves cutting the gums with a scalpel to remove the diseased tissue then suturing the remaining healthy tissue back into place. This treatment is often painful and time consuming. Side effects of traditional treatment include gum recession, sensitivity and spacing between the teeth.
LANAP® uses ground-breaking technology in gum disease treatment. With the use of a laser, Dr. Tiger is able to conservatively remove diseased tissue while maintaining the healthy tissue. The laser can destroy the bacteria and help form a fibrin clot that will encourage the healthy tissue to reattach to the tooth. This minimizes the gum recession and sensitivity patients experience after the traditional surgical procedure. Patients experience less discomfort, less bleeding and a speedier healing time with LANAP® over traditional gum disease treatment.
If you have been asking yourself, “Do I need gum surgery?” schedule an appointment with Dr. Tiger’s office for a consultation to see if LANAP® is your best option for gum disease treatment in Pomona, NY.
Dr. Jonathan Tiger of Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants, is a leading periodontist in the Pomona and Central Valley, NY area. His office utilizes advanced techniques to ensure each patient receives the comfortable care and attention they deserve. Dr. Tiger performs the LANAP® Laser Treatment for gum disease, dental implants, gum grafting surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, bone grafting, sedation, and All-on-4® Implants.
Call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Pomona location or call (845) 670-4355 to schedule your appointment at the Central Valley location. Or click here to request your appointment online!