Laser Guided Bone Regeneration

October 7, 2012 — by Stephen Lipman
Tags: Gum Disease Restorative Dentistry

Windsor Laser Guided Bone Regeneration

Gum disease is a serious condition that can occur if areas of tooth decay are left untreated.  Even patients who make the best efforts to care for their teeth may be genetically predisposed to the condition. It is important to treat gum disease, as it can lead to further health problems in your mouth and throughout the body. Dr. Stephen D. Lipman, a respected Windsor cosmetic dentist, utilizes the latest advances in dental technology to treat gum disease. Dr. Lipman’s Windsor patients can receive laser guided bone regeneration treatment to improve the health of their teeth, gums, and jaw bone.

Gum Disease

When bacteria and plaque accumulate in the mouth, they are likely to cause tooth decay and gum disease. Patients with certain illnesses or those who use tobacco products are more likely to develop gum disease. The first sign of gum disease is gingivitis, which occurs when plaque build-up causes the gums to be inflamed and tender. As gum disease progresses, more bacteria and debris can collect in between the teeth and gums as the gums and the teeth separate, forming deep pockets of tissue. Although symptoms may not always be present, the following may be signs that you are suffering from gum disease:

  • Tender, sensitive gums
  • Gums that are bright pink or red in color
  • Receding gum line
  • Tooth loss

It is important to seek treatment for gum disease right away, as it can lead to continuing decay. Recent studies also show that there is a direct link between oral health and overall body health. Patients who have poor oral health are more likely to experience other medical conditions.

Guided Bone Regeneration Treatment

At Dr. Lipman’s practice, the latest advances in dental technology are available. For our patients in Windsor, laser dentistry is the most advanced way to treat gum disease. Dr. Lipman uses the Waterlase iPluslaser, one of the most advanced lasers available. This laser is able to treat both soft and hard tissue. Dr. Lipman uses this laser to lift the gums away from the tooth and remove plaque from the area. Once the tartar has been removed, healthy bone and gum tissue will begin to regenerate. We can aid this process by placing fabric in between the tissue and the bone. This mesh material will create a light barrier so the new tissue will not connect to the bone.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

This advanced dental treatment offers patients the following benefits:

  • Less pain during treatment
  • Treatment can be performed with just topical anesthetic. There is no need for injections.
  • Minimizes swelling and bleeding during treatment
  • Preserves more bone and tooth material

Schedule an Appointment

At Family Dentistry of Windsor, PC, we believe in providing the most advanced dental treatments in a comfortable, family friendly setting. To learn more about laser dentistry or any of the other services we provide, schedule an appointment with Dr. Stephen D. Lipman. Dr. Lipman and our staff look forward to meeting you!