6 ways dental lasers can help you get more patients

September 9, 2013

Issue 6

In the field of laser dentistry, patients and dentists are seeing more and more benefits associated with advancements in the technology.

In the field of laser dentistry, patients and dentists are seeing more and more benefits associated with advancements in the technology.

For example, soft-tissue lasers cause far less patient discomfort with the ability to achieve simultaneous cutting and coagulation. Specific diode lasers allow you to provide the temporary relief of pain in the oral maxillofacial region and more. This is just the beginning.

Here are 6 reasons the procedures completed with dental lasers allow for a better patient experience and increase your chances to keep patients … and bring in new ones.

Less Referrals to Specialists - Soft-tissue lasers not only give practitioners the ability to precisely complete routine procedures performed in general practice, but also many procedures they previously would have referred to specialists.

They are particularly useful for gingivectomies to facilitate caries removal and enhance a smile’s esthetics in a minimally invasive way.

Pain TherapyThe Biolase EPIC™ is exclusively cleared by the U.S. FDA for Pain Therapy. Using a deluxe, fully engineered Deep Tissue Handpiece to control important parameters such as spot size, you have capabilities for treating TMJ and other musculoskeletal pain.

EasierPeriodontal Treatment - Lasers can be used to remove bacteria in patients with periodontal disease. According to Dr. Chuck Laun, DDS, the diode laser targets just the diseased tissue around the teeth and vaporizes it. It leaves the healthy tissue alone. You can use it with little to no pain, and it heals within four to seven days.

Quick and Easy Cavity Treatmentthat even younger patients won’t mind - One of the most promising aspects of laser dentistry is the opportunity to do more with less anesthetic, less damage and less pain.

Check out this story about a family who has completely changed their view of going to the dentist because of dental laser technology and the Biolase WaterLase iPlus.

“It didn’t hurt,” Zoe, 11, said. “At my other dentist they had to numb you and put all this junk in your mouth. But the laser didn’t hurt and it was quick and fast. I didn’t have to wait an hour to drink water and stuff.”

Better Impressions - When used to create a trough around prepared teeth, lasers can improve the quality of daily impression taking, resulting in impressions that are cleaner and more accurate.

Whitening and Cosmetic Dentistry Opportunities - Dentists can use a laser to improve the look of their patients' teeth by removing part of the tissue to make the teeth match in size. PLUS, studies have shown that Biolase’s EPIC™ can perform a full-mouth, in-office whitening procedure with an average of 4-6 shades in only 20 minutes of treatment time. With LaserGel20 whitening gel kits available in five-packs, it’s a reliable, affordable treatment that can generate a high return on your investment.

The quality of care and service that you offer patients is paramount, and any product decision you make should begin with the benefits it affords the patient.

Technology in the hands of a well-trained and highly-motivated dentist and dental team can do just that. And when the practice down the street can perform a laser procedure with improved healing time and less discomfort - patients will notice.