At Park Place Dental, our San Mateo dentists are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective dental treatments available. One such treatment is laser dentistry, which has revolutionized the way we approach various dental procedures. With over 20 years of experience in delivering comprehensive dental care to the San Mateo community, our team of skilled dentists, including Dr. Robert Rideau - General Practitioner and Dr. Vanessa Lam - General Practitioner, are well-versed in the use of laser technology to provide superior dental experiences for patients of all ages.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry involves the use of highly focused light beams to perform a variety of dental procedures. These lasers can be used for both hard tissue (teeth) and soft tissue (gums) treatments. Some of the most common applications of laser dentistry include:

  • Cavity detection and removal: Lasers can detect cavities in their earliest stages and remove decayed tooth material with precision, minimizing damage to healthy tooth structure.
  • Gum disease treatment: Lasers can be used to remove infected gum tissue and bacteria, promoting faster healing and reducing discomfort associated with traditional gum surgery.
  • Teeth whitening: Laser-assisted teeth whitening can produce faster and more effective results compared to traditional whitening methods.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • Minimally invasive procedures
  • Reduced pain and discomfort
  • Faster healing times
  • Less bleeding and swelling
  • Reduced need for anesthesia
  • More precise and targeted treatments

At Park Place Dental, we invest in state-of-the-art laser technology to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care. Our dentists are trained and experienced in using lasers to deliver safe, effective, and comfortable treatments.

Laser Dentistry for Gum Disease Treatment

One of the most significant applications of laser dentistry is in the treatment of gum disease. Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a serious infection of the gums and bone that support the teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other systemic health problems. Traditional gum disease treatment often involves invasive surgery, which can be painful and require a lengthy recovery period. However, with laser dentistry, our periodontist, can treat gum disease more effectively and comfortably. Laser gum treatment works by targeting and removing infected gum tissue while preserving healthy tissue. This approach results in faster healing, less discomfort, and a reduced risk of complications compared to traditional gum surgery.

Choosing the Right Partner for Your Dental Health

At Park Place Dental, we understand that positive, lifelong dental habits begin with choosing the right partner. Our team of experienced dentists and staff are dedicated to providing the San Mateo community with exceptional dental care, including the latest advancements in laser dentistry. With over two decades of experience in delivering comprehensive dental services, we are committed to helping our patients achieve and maintain optimal oral health. Whether you require routine dental check-ups, advanced laser treatments, or any other dental procedure, you can trust Park Place Dental to be your partner in achieving a healthy, beautiful smile.