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?

Half of Dentists Use Dental Lasers for Gum Disease (video)

Dental lasers for gum diseaseDentists are split over the use of dental lasers to fight gum disease. When dentists were asked if they use lasers on soft tissue in their dental practices, respondents were split right down the middle.

Half report that lasers are part of their periodontal management, and the other 50% indicate they do not use lasers on soft tissue.

Read more: Dental Lasers Treat Gum Disease

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!

Dentists Like Dental Lasers To Fight Gum Disease (video)

Dental lasers help dentists fight gum diseaseThree out of four dentists who have purchased a dental laser said in our survey that they have been satisfied with it. 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.

Read more: Dental Lasers Are Good for Teeth… and Sometimes Skin?

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