SOL Diode Laser

Author : Dental Product Shopper
Published Date 11/06/2013
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When I decided to purchase a diode laser, my primary aim was to use it for uncovering implants after the healing period. I also wanted to be able to trim tissue encroaching on the face of the implant fixture at different stages of the restorative process while maintaining hemostasis and ideal tissue contours. After researching many lasers, I chose the SOL diode laser from DenMat for many reasons. Since then, it has been a valuable addition to my practice armamentarium.

Blue Beam

In comparing soft-tissue lasers on the market, I found that the SOL diode laser was the only system with a blue aiming beam. Other diodes used red beams that were not as visible in the mouth. The blue beam contrasts with oral tissue so I know exactly where I am working.

Portable and Convenient

Portability was another reason I selected the SOL diode laser. Its internal battery and comfortable carrying handle simplify transporting between operatories, and the contained fiber spool system keeps the cord out of the way. I can use the SOL diode laser for more than 3 hours without plugging it in.

In addition, the touchpad has 3 easy-to- use settings (debride, perio, and cut) and another custom mode. All 4 settings are completely customizable, so I can save and get at my most-used settings.

Meets Clinical Challenges

The SOL diode laser has provided excellent results for my implant applications. Tissue appears to heal faster and more predictably than with using a scalpel or tissue punch. Hemostasis is generally excellent with a relatively clean field and good ability to shape the tissue for an optimal profi le from the face the of the implant fi xture to the gingival crest. I have also used the SOL diode laser for soft-tissue management in several other clinical situations. It is useful in cases where there is persistent interproximal bleeding despite the use of hemostatic agents and cord before taking an impression. The SOL diode laser is helpful in situations where gingival contouring is indicated to improve esthetics or to provide a better environment for hygiene around natural teeth or restorations.

In 2 recent cases, the SOL diode laser was indispensable. The first was a case of gingival hyperplasia caused by calcium channel blockers in a patient who was also on blood thinners. The SOL diode laser allowed me to trim the excess tissue around the upper anterior teeth with no bleeding and no need for periodontal dressing. The second case was when a patient of another dentist I was covering for presented with a crown that had come off of a lower molar. The gingiva had grown over the margins and I was able to easily trim the tissue and recement the crown.

I want to convince every dentist I know to try the SOL diode laser. With confidence, I also have told them that if they try it, they will buy it. The SOL diode laser is an excellent product and is a valuable addition to my practice.