Laser Dentistry


Efficient Redwood City Laser Dentistry

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At the dental practice of Robert Plant, DDS, we're passionate about improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our dental services. One of the ways that we're able to accomplish both goals is through laser dentistry. Dental lasers let us offer a more streamlined experience for oral surgeries involving soft tissue, like gums, or hard tissue, like tooth enamel. Whether you'd like to improve your smile's aesthetic appeal through gum contouring or need the removal of a mouth lesion, our Redwood City laser dentistry may be perfect for you.

We know how frustrating it can be to receive subpar customer service. That's why one of the defining features of our practice is that we treat each of our patients with the respect and kindness they deserve. From answering your questions to making accommodations for your needs, we strive to help you feel comfortable and relaxed during your appointment. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment with Dr. Plant and his team!


5 Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Although some patients have heard of laser dentistry, they may not know what it encompasses. If you're unsure whether laser dentistry is right for you, there are various benefits you should first consider. As such, our dental team is here to break down some of the benefits and explain why laser dentistry can be good for your smile. Some of the benefits of our Redwood City laser dentistry services include:

  1. Reducing the need for traditional sutures
  2. Minimizing bleeding as laser technology promotes blood clotting
  3. Eliminating the need for anesthesia for some procedures
  4. Lowering the risk of bacterial infection
  5. Improving healing times and tissue regeneration

Protecting Your Smile From Gum Disease

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Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a type of infection that affects the soft tissue surrounding your teeth. If left untreated, gum disease can spread to the bones surrounding your gums, resulting in pain and potentially tooth loss. The complex nature of gum disease means that various factors can lead to gum disease, including tobacco use, hormonal shifts during pregnancy, and plaque buildup.

One of the ways that laser dentistry can augment gum disease treatment is by eliminating bacteria from below your gum line. Although reducing bacteria won't eliminate gum disease, it helps your gums heal and can eventually eliminate the disease in combination with other treatments. If our dentist determines that laser dentistry can improve our Redwood City gum disease treatment, he'll sit down with you to discuss your options.

Aesthetically Improving Your Smile With Gum Contouring

If you have gums that cover up too much of your teeth, it can leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Gum contouring offers a minimally invasive way to alter your gum line and create a more appealing smile. For patients who want to reduce their time in the exam chair, we offer laser dentistry during gum contouring. This technology allows us to improve overall precisions and keep the damage to your gums to a minimum. Dr. Plant and his team will consult with you beforehand if you're interested in laser dentistry.

Laser Dentistry FAQs

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It's normal to have questions about our Redwood City laser dentistry offerings. That's why our staff is here to give you the information you need to make confident and informed oral health decisions. Some of the most frequently asked questions about laser dentistry include:

Can you remove mouth lesions with laser dentistry?
Yes, we can. By using laser technology, we can precisely remove mouth lesions while also cauterizing the area to improve healing times. No matter how large your lesion may appear, we'll work to get your smile back to looking and feeling its best.

Is laser dentistry safe?
Laser dentistry is safe for patients of all ages. You can also rest assured that our team adheres to strict safety standards to help your procedure and recovery go smoothly.

Are lasers painful?
Lasers can often be more comfortable than traditional tools as they do not make contact with the tooth or soft tissue. Although dental lasers are popular for producing less pain than other options, we may still administer anesthesia, depending on the complexity of your procedure.

How is laser dentistry used for tooth cavities?
If you're suffering from tooth decay, we offer various restorations like dental crowns and tooth fillings. Laser dentistry allows us to reduce bleeding and improve healing times when preparing your tooth for your restoration.

Skilled Laser Dentistry in Redwood City

At the dental office of Robert Plant, DDS, we are proud to provide efficient laser dentistry to Redwood City residents and those in its surrounding communities. Whether you're dealing with gum disease or you'd like your gums to appear more proportional to your teeth, laser dentistry can help. We look forward to meeting you and helping you discover how our state-of-the-art laser technology can benefit you in more ways than one. Contact us today to book your next appointment!


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