Dr. Jonathan Tiger is trained and experienced in Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), an innovative gum surgery in White Plains, NY. This page is dedicated to frequently-asked questions about laser gum surgery for White Plains, NY. Dr. Tiger hopes to help answer your questions including, “Do I need gum surgery?” and make an informed decision about treatment for gum disease.
Q: What is periodontal or gum disease?
A: Periodontal disease is an infection that starts out as plaque, a clear film on the teeth that hardens to create a calculus buildup beneath the gum line. As the calculus builds up on your teeth, it creates a pocket between the gums and teeth, providing a breeding ground for bacteria that destroys the tissue and bone that support your teeth.
Q: What is the least painful way to treat gum or periodontal disease?
A: Not only is laser treatment the least painful way to treat gum disease, patients also experience less bleeding and a speedier healing time with laser gum surgery in White Plains, NY. LANAP® is less traumatic than traditional surgery since the laser used in the procedure provides a more conservative treatment than the traditional surgery used for treating gum disease.
Q: What are some other benefits of Laser Gum Surgery in White Plains, NY?
A: Laser treatment promotes speedier gum healing with its minimally invasive technique. LANAP®'s methods reduce the gum line recession often experienced in traditional surgery techniques. The laser treatment helps save healthy teeth while promoting bone regeneration around the teeth.
Q: How Can I Be Sure the Laser Treatment is Safe?
A: The PerioLase®MVP-7™ is FDA-cleared and research supports its safety and effectiveness in the reattachment of your gums. Dr. Tiger is experienced in LANAP® and can help answer your question, “Do I need gum surgery?”
Q: How Can I Find Out if The Laser Treatment is Right for Me?
Dr. Jonathan Tiger, is a periodontist who provides laser gum surgery for White Plains, NY. If you have been asking yourself, “Do I need gum surgery?” schedule an appointment with Dr. Tiger today for a consultation. He will discuss treatment plan options with you and help you make the right decision about investing in your most valuable asset, your smile.