One Dentist in Two Fights Gum Disease with Dental Lasers (video)

Dental lasers for gum diseaseHalf of dentists use dental lasers to fight gum disease, while the other 50% do not use lasers on soft tissue.

“Lasers enable early, effective and efficient Interceptive Treatment for periodontal disease!” raved one dentist. “They are priceless when used properly!”

“I am on my fifth laser and been using them for the last 17 years,” said a periodontist.

A dental implant dentist disagreed, saying, “The cost/benefit ratio seems unreasonable with lasers; my choice is the electro-surge.”

Read more: Dentists Use Dental Lasers To Treat Gum Disease

Discover What Dentists Are Saying About Dental Lasers (video)

Discover What Dentists Are Saying About Dental Lasers  (video)Dental lasers are quite literally cutting-edge technology.

Some dentists find them an amazing tool for fighting gum disease. Others find them highly over-priced and not particularly useful, while others want to buy them, but can’t afford them yet.

Speaking of a dental laser, one dentist said, “It is the best thing to come along in dentistry in the past 20 years!” While another complained, “The laser I paid so much for isn’t a comfortable part of any treatment I do. It’s not paying its own bills!

The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they use lasers on soft tissue for the treatment of gum disease. Watch the video to hear how the dentists responded —
 

 
Are you using dental lasers in your dental practiceWhat do you think?

Dentists Discuss Dental Laser Technology (video)

Dentists Discuss Dental Laser Technology (video)Dental laser is a device that produces laser light and when this light comes in contact with mouth tissue, it creates a specific reaction.

Dentists like to use laser for a wide variety of dental treatments.

Dental lasers are quite literally cutting-edge technology.

The Wealthy Dentist conducted a survey asking dentists if they use lasers on soft tissue for treatment of gum disease.

Some dentists find them an amazing tool for fighting gum disease. Others find them highly over-priced and not particularly useful, while others want to buy them, but can’t afford them.

One dentist responded, “It is the best thing to come along in dentistry in the past 20 years!” While another complained, “The laser I paid so much for isn’t a comfortable part of any treatment I do. It’s not paying its own bills!

To hear what dentists had to say about dental lasers, Click on Play —

Dentists, what do you think about dental laser technology?

Laser Dentists: 4 of 5 Are Happy with Their Dental Laser

Laser dentists: 4 of 5 like their dental laserLaser dentists like their dental lasers. In this survey, 80% of owners reported they are happy with their laser.

Of the 43% of respondents without a dental laser, just over half (58%) would like to get one.

Laser dentists use the technology for many treatments, including cavities, dental crown preparation, and treatment for periodontal disease.

Here are some comments from dentists about laser dentistry:

  • “It has been a phenomenal adjunct to periodontal therapy. We’ve seen cases with 7mm pockets reduced to 2mm!” (Arkansas dentist)
  • “They are great investments, especially to work around the implants.” (Illinois dentist)
  • “Though I am not getting rich with my lasers, they have certainly increased our bottom line enough to pay the loan and make a bit more money. Ultimately, though, lasers give better outcomes for my patients, and this is the ultimate reason to use them.” (General dentist)
  • “It is difficult to get reimbursement from insurance for soft tissue procedures [removal of traumatic fibromas, etc]. I do not use it enough to consider it a good investment.” (Connecticut dentist)
  • “I use 4 different lasers. 1.Caries removal & cavity preparation, canal sterilization immediately before endodontic fill. 2.cold laser-desensitizing teeth including before tooth prep, after any surgery to accelerate healing and reduce post-op pain. 3. soft tissue for perio attachment regeneration, frenectomies etc. 4. diagnodent for early caries detection.” (General dentist)
  • “I use a laser for tissue removal, retraction, and to uncover buried dental implants.” (Prosthodontist)
  • “Low priced soft tissue lasers I feel are worthwhile, but I wouldn’t spend a fortune for a hard tissue laser.” (General dentist)
  • “Even Gordon Christianson says they are probably a waster of money. Just use electrosurgery!” (Georgia dentist)
  • “Patients love getting small fillings without anesthesia.” (California dentist)
  • “Don’t know about the ROI, but they allow me to do better dentistry and for the most part patients love their use.” (General dentist)
  • “Improves patient care and increases referrals.” (Florida dentist)

Read more: Laser Dentistry: 4 of 5 Laser Dentists Satisfied with Their Dental Laser

Three-Fourths of Dentists Happy with Dental Lasers

Half of Dentists with Lasers Offer Facial/Cosmetic Treatments

In this survey, three out of four dentists who have purchased a dental laser said they have been satisfied with their purchase. Only 25% have been disappointed by the performance of their dental laser.

Lasers can be used on more than just teeth and gums; they can also be used for facial cosmetic treatments.

Of dentists who have a laser, half of them report that they offer such cosmetic skin services. The other half do not use their lasers in that manner.

Urban dentists in this survey were a lot more likely to be satisfied with their laser purchases than were their rural and suburban colleagues.

This may be because urban dentists are far more likely to use their lasers for facial/cosmetic purposes. Two of three urban dentists use their lasers for facial treatments. One out of two suburban dentists do. Only one in three rural dentists does.

Some dentists really love their lasers, while others are distinctly unimpressed.

  • “Once you do laser dentistry, nothing else compares!” (California dentist)
  • “Overrated and too costly….” (California dentist)
  • “I would like to purchase one for cosmetic/facial purposes too. Especially hair removal.” (Minnesota dentist)
  • “If lasers are so ‘in vogue’ in periodontics, why is it dentists, not periodontists, who are buying lasers?” (Florida dentist)
  • “I have no need for a laser. A scalpel and electrosurge work just great.” (California dental implantologist)
  • “One of the best purchases ever for an orthodontist.” (Michigan orthodontist)
  • “Not the cost benefit I thought I’d get. Very high maintenance costs.” (Wisconsin dentist)

Read the complete dental laser satisfaction survey results, or post your own comments on dental lasers

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