Laser Dentistry: An Overview and Market Outlook
According to the World Health Organization, oral diseases and dental disorders affect over half the world’s population. The use of laser dental procedures is on the rise, as these efficient, minimally invasive treatments improve patient experience and reduce the overall time for clinicians. Increased focus on preventive care combined with improved dental laser technologies is helping fuel market growth. Dental lasers are on their way to becoming standard practice, particularly in pediatric dentistry.
Dental Laser Types
The four most common dental laser types and their wavelengths are:
The laser’s wavelength is absorbed differently by each tissue type, thereby determining how it will be used in the clinical setting. Lasers targeting soft tissues, such as Nd:YAG laser systems are projected to see the most growth given the rising incidence of periodontal diseases such as gingivitis.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Soft tissue dental lasers, including Nd:YAG laser