Ramapo, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2014
Dr. Jonathan R. Tiger, a periodontist in Pomona, NY, now accepts patients from Ramapo, NY who are interested in state-of-the-art gum disease treatment. He is one of the few dental professionals in the country who is certified to perform the LANAP® protocol, an FDA-cleared laser gum surgery that does not involve the cutting and suturing of traditional scalpel procedures.
Bad breath, bleeding or receding gums are three common symptoms of gum disease, and individuals in Ramapo, NY who notice any of these signs are encouraged to visit Dr. Tiger. Good oral hygiene, such as brushing, flossing and professional dental cleanings, is the best way to fight against gum disease. Sometimes, these preventative measures are not enough because of additional risk factors. Hormonal changes, medication and tobacco use increase the likelihood of infection and require extra monitoring by a dental professional.
As gum disease advances, it creates many problems. The infection pulls the gums away from the teeth as deep pockets form and harbor bacteria. The pockets allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream and circulate throughout the body. Scientists believe this is the link between gum disease and other health problems such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease.
For patients in Ramapo, NY who are concerned about gum disease but also feel anxious about the treatment procedure, Dr. Tiger offers a less traumatic option. He uses the LANAP® protocol, which is a minimally invasive laser gum surgery that clears away bacteria and infection. The tip of the PerioLase® MVP-7™ laser targets bacteria below the gum line, so there is no need to make cuts to access the affected area. Once bacteria is eradicated, tartar is cleaned from the teeth and the laser is used again to encourage the gums to reattach to the roots for a full recovery. Patients can expect the healing process to take days rather than the weeks required after scalpel surgery.
Individuals interested in scheduling a consultation to learn about the benefits of laser gum surgery can find more information on Dr. Tiger’s 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.