Pomona, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Tiger now offers an innovative laser dentistry procedure to help patients who need to visit a Pomona, NY periodontist because they have developed peri-implantitis following dental implant surgery. The Laser-Assisted Peri-Implantitis Procedure (LAPIP®) uses a specialized laser to reduce inflammation and remove any diseased tissue surrounding implants. This procedure reduces the risk of patients losing their implants and suffering from the various health problems that have been linked to peri-implantitis.
Peri-implantitis is similar to periodontal disease, but it only occurs around implants. The condition can develop for several reasons. Issues with the original implant surgery, from poor implant positioning to infections that developed after the procedure, can contribute to peri-implantitis. Poor patient hygiene habits may allow peri-implantitis to develop. People with poorly managed periodontal disease may also be at risk for the condition. Much like periodontal disease, peri-implantitis has been linked to serious health conditions such as stroke and heart disease. The condition can also cause gum recession and bone density loss. This puts patients at risk of losing their implants and associated health benefits, such as the stabilization of bone density levels, if they do not pursue treatment from a Pomona periodontist.
The LAPIP® protocol can effectively treat peri-implantitis and reduce the risk of implant loss, healthy tissue damage, and long-term health problems. During this laser dentistry procedure, Dr. Tiger uses the FDA-cleared Periolase® MVP-7™ laser to target diseased tissue and leave as much healthy tissue intact as possible. This improves the likelihood of the healthy tissue healing and remaining in place to support the implants. The Periolase® MVP-7™ also stimulates the alveolar bone, which holds the implants in place. This stimulation can help the bone regenerate and anchor the implants more securely. Collectively, the removal of diseased tissue and the regeneration of healthy tissue through laser dentistry can extend the longevity of the dental implants.
Peri-implantitis is often characterized by gum swelling, bleeding, and discomfort that ranges from sensitivity to outright pain. As the condition advances, the affected implants may shift in position or become exposed. Patients who notice even mild symptoms should visit a Pomona, NY periodontist as soon as they can to protect their implants and general health. Anyone who needs to schedule a consultation for peri-implantitis treatment can call Dr. Tiger’s office or request an appointment through his website.
About the Practice
Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants is a periodontal practice providing personalized dental care for patients in Pomona, NY. Dr. Jonathan Tiger graduated from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2002 and belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP® protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about the dental services available at Tiger Periodontics and Dental Implants, please visit http://www.tigerperiodonticsandimplants.com and call (845) 367-7008 for the Pomona office or (845) 345-8199 for the Central Valley office.