Basic Steps of the LANAP® Protocol
Many patients ask, “Why are my gums bleeding?” Bleeding or inflamed gums are among the first signs of periodontal or gum disease. Dr. Jonathan Tiger now offers an innovative laser gum surgery for White Plains, NY. The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) is an FDA-cleared alternative to traditional surgery for gum disease treatment. With the use of LANAP®, Dr. Tiger is able to provide gum disease treatment without scalpels and sutures used in traditional periodontal surgery.
If you have been asking yourself, “Why are my gums bleeding?” the first step is a thorough evaluation. Dr. Tiger will measure the pocket depth to determine the amount of tissue detachment and take x-rays to evaluate the level of bone loss. Dr. Tiger will then discuss the options available for gum disease treatment.
After receiving a local anesthetic, a pulsed laser light is used to remove diseased tissue and kill the bacteria in the pocket. Ultrasonic scalers are then used to remove the calculus deposits that have formed beneath the gum tissue.
The laser is then used again to stimulate bone and gum tissue. A fibrin clot is formed that seals and encourages the tissue to reattach to the tooth. This creates a healthy and stable environment for the healing process to begin.
For the final step, Dr. Tiger will check your bite to make sure there are no areas hitting too hard. The bite will be adjusted for optimal healing by reducing the trauma that can cause bone loss.
LANAP® is the only FDA-cleared laser surgery that has been scientifically proven to regenerate the bone around the teeth. Patients can expect less pain, less bleeding and a speedier healing time with this gum disease treatment compared to traditional gum surgery.
Stop asking yourself, “Why are my gums bleeding?” and call Dr. Tiger’s office for a consultation on laser gum surgery for White Plains, NY to see if LANAP® is the best option for your gum disease treatment.
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!