Dr. James Tanner Now Reverses Gum Recession in Greensboro, NC through a New, Minimally Invasive Procedure

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) January 09, 2015

Greensboro, NC residents seeking treatment for receding gums are now invited to visit local periodontist, Dr. James Tanner for the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST), a new alternative to gum grafting. Dr. Tanner recently joined the small number of professionals who are certified to offer this minimally invasive procedure. With PST, Dr. Tanner can correct gum recession while minimizing the risk of complications after the procedure, such as pain and infection.

Rather than relocating healthy gum tissue, Dr. Tanner reverses the effects of recession by restoring the receding tissue to a more natural position. To do this, Dr. Tanner makes a small incision in the tissue and uses a specialized tool to reach through the pinhole incision; using this tool, Dr. Tanner carefully loosens the gum tissue until it can be pulled up or down to cover more of the exposed teeth. This approach allows Dr. Tanner to correct widespread recession in as little as one session, minimizing the trips that patients must make to visit their periodontist in Greensboro. As a minimally invasive procedure, PST offers a low risk of infections, bleeding, discomfort or delayed healing. Many people return to regular activities within a day of the procedure.

PST and other gum recession treatments offer patients various health benefits. Gum recession can leave teeth exposed to infection, and the loss of supporting gum tissue can result in increased tooth mobility. Cosmetically, recession can cause the appearance of long teeth and an unbalanced smile. PST addresses all of these issues. Dr. Tanners patients also benefit from seeking gum recession treatment because they can learn whether the recession is associated with other oral health problems. Receding gums can be an early symptom of periodontal disease, or can occur because of tooth clenching, poor oral hygiene, harsh brushing techniques or bite misalignment. Patients who put off seeking treatment for gum recession may face unnecessary health complications associated with the underlying cause of the condition.

Dr. Tanner encourages patients to watch for visual signs of receding gums, such as changes in gum pocket depth or apparent tooth length. Tooth sensitivity or looseness can also be a sign of recession. People who notice these oral health changes are encouraged to visit Greensboro periodontist, Dr. Tanner as soon as possible. Patients can schedule a consultation with Dr. Tanner by calling his office or visiting his website.

About the Doctor

Dr. James H. Tanner is a board-certified periodontist offering personalized dental care for patients in Greensboro, NC. Dr. Tanner has extensive education and earned his Bachelors degree in Biology and Chemistry from Bucknell University. He then obtained his DDS from the Ohio State University. He went on to obtain his certificate in Periodontics and Masters degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also an adjunct assistant professor for the Department of Periodontics at UNC. Dr. Tanner and his staff strive to treat every patient with kindness, and give them the individual attention and care they deserve. To learn more about Dr. Tanner and the dental services he provides, please visit his website at http://www.triadhealthygums.com or call (336) 545-9084.

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Big News For Big Loser Wannabes: Health Travel Technologies Offers Free Live Medical Webcast on New Minimally Invasive Device-Free Restrictive Gastric Plication

San Francisco CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2012

Will the gastric pleat beat the gastric band for restrictive weight loss surgery results? That’s a topic on the agenda for the Health Travel Technologies live medical webcast on Friday February 10th at 12:00p PST.

The webcast is free for patients interested in learning information about the latest minimally invasive bariatric procedure to treat obesity, the gastric plication.

According to Health Travel Technologies director of patient information services Debbie Natsch, the gastric plication webcast series was developed with the input of the worlds leading obesity surgical team, including gastroenterologist surgeons, physician nutritionists, hospital administrators and bariatric nurses.

Natsch said the webcast provides participants with detailed information about the weight loss procedure, including a review of existing patient data from various clinical studies, as well as an opportunity to have questions answered by the medical team.

In the past nine months weve had more than 1400 participants in our webcast series, said Natsch. Its a great way for patients to learn about the specifics of a surgical procedure: everything from how the surgeon determines eligibility, to expectations for weight loss and life style changes after the procedure.

The gastric plication webcast is also a great way for participants to learn how the medical exchange system works; most patients are not intimately familiar with the very high level of quality and services accessible through medical exchange programs.

The word plication means to pleat which describes the method of stomach restriction. The gastric plication involves a specialized suturing technique to restrict stomach capacity without the need for resection, implanted devices or surgical stapling.

The gastric plication weight loss surgery is performed laparoscopically, with patients hospitalized for 24-48 hours.

The gastric plication webcast is part of the weekly Patient Education Series sponsored by Health Travel Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based health information technology company specializing in cloud-based global patient referral and management applications.

According to Natsch, many surgeons find the gastric plication notable for its expected lower risk of complication compared to the more invasive gastric bypass and vertical sleeve gastrectomy procedures, while demonstrating similar weight loss outcomes.

Weve had a strong response to the gastric plication program, shared Case Director Marci Mauro. We have a robust roster of happy patients who demonstrating excellent weight loss and remission of many obesity complications, including type 2 diabetes, said Mauro.

According to statistics published by the American Diabetes Association, 26 million Americans are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, with another 79 million classified as pre-diabetic. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the US and is linked to an increased likelihood of kidney failure, heart disease, stroke, and cancer diagnosis and death.

Type 2 diabetes has also been linked to lower lifetime income and professional opportunities.

One of our own bariatric medical exchange Case Managers has had weight loss surgery with a Health Travel Technologies obesity surgical team, led by one of the worlds leading gastroenterologist surgical teams. We know first-hand that the gastric plication medical travel program is first-rate, said Mauro.

About Medical Exchange International Health Care

The American health care system is broken, Health Travel Technologies CEO Herb Stephens points out. Health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs have skyrocketed, often forcing people to defer necessary medical treatments, or hold fundraisers just to afford them.

Health Travel Technologies offers Americans form the uninsured to t the underinsured to self-insured employers – a chance to easily access affordable health care for both essential and elective procedure with some of the best medical providers in the world, said Stephens. Usually at a savings rate of fifty percent or more.

The practice of global patient medical exchange (also called medical travel, medical tourism and health travel) has become increasingly common as US health insurance costs continue to outstrip growth in workers wages.

The benefits of medical travel are being sought by self-insured US employers seeking to reduce the cost of employee health care benefits. A study by the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that the annual premium for family coverage through an employer increased 9% last year to $ 15,073.

Health care really is a global market place now, said Stephens. Its a great opportunity for Americans to make their medical dollar stretch farther, especially in a weak US economy with high employment uncertainty.

About Health Travel Technologies

Founded in 2006, Health Travel Technologies is a Silicon Valley technology and services company that licenses its award-winning cloud-based Inpatra medical collaboration platform to major international hospitals, medical travel facilitators, physician practices, and insurance networks.

Our patient referral services application platform that connects patients and doctors like never before, said Stephens.

Whether for patients traveling from Canada to Costa Rica or East Africa to India, Health Travel Technologies enables access to the worlds best medical care.

Health Travel Technologies gastric plication live medical webcast is part of an ongoing Patient Information Series for medical travel treatment programs for bariatric procedures, orthopedic and spinal surgery, stem cell treatment for chronic disease, and functional cancer therapies.

Health Travel Technologies is a subsidiary of Health Travel Guides, is a privately held company.


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