Dental Care: Laser Use in Dentistry Catching On With Dentists

iLase dental laserDental lasers have been in use by dentists since 1994. But, it has only been in recent years that laser use has become popular with dentists.

The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they are using lasers to treat patients. 62% of respondents answered that they now use lasers as a part of their dental practice.

3/4 of the dentists who use laser therapy use it for both soft tissue and periodontal therapy.

For more insight into what the other 1/4 had to say about how they use lasers, check out their comments!

“I use them for fever blisters.” (General dentist)

“Cavity detection. We have significantly improved our ability to diagnose cavities.” (Washington dentist)

“For implant recovery/second stage.” (Illinois dentist)

“Besides use in periodontal therapy, hard and soft tissue, I use them for frenectomy, operculectomy, cold, canker and denture sores, and vestibuloplasty.” (General dentist)

“I use them for troughing around crown preparations, apthous ulcer treatment, and cold sore treatment.” (Illinois dentist)

“I use laser for pain management.” (Colorado dentist)

“I use them for sulcus widening before c and b impressions.” (New Jersey dentist)

“I use them for implant uncovering, biopsy, frenectomy, crown lengthening, and wisdom teeth removal.” (Illinois dentist)

And here are the preferred brands of dental lasers by the dentists who responded –

  • Odyssey
  • Biolase
  • Picasso
  • Deka Laser
  • Periolase
  • Discus Dental Diode Microlaser
  • Lares
  • Hoya Conbio Delight
  • DCI OpusDent
  • Softlaze
  • Luxor
  • Zap Laser
  • Discus NV Laser and Discus SL3 Laser
  • Denmat
  • Elexxion
  • Waterlese

Further comments from dentists –

“Picaso is what we use simply because of the affordability. I’m sure there are better ones.” (California dentist)

“I think when soft tissue needs to be handled, lasers lessen the swelling and bleeding.” (General dentist)

“It helps us cut down our treatment times.” (North Carolina dentist)

“My patients seem more at ease when I use laser.” (California dentist)

“I used Nd-yag and diode lasers for quite a few years in my periodontal practice. After reviewing years of results my conclusion was that it was no better than traditional nonsurgical therapy when viewed after 2+ years post treatment.” (New York periodontist)

Do you use a dental laser in your dental practice? Please share your thoughts in the comments!

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