So I have to get some dentistry work done that I've been putting off for far too long cause of my tinnitus. I've found some local dentist that also use lasers instead of the usual drill. ompus: Does anyone have any experience with them? Are they quieter than regular drills? I don't mind the pain one bit, since tinnitus the usual pain is a blessing. I know that it's very difficult with regular drills to reduce the noise since most of the noise is bone conducted and therefore ear plugs wouldn't do much good. You can try this with an electric toothbrush, mine actually sounds louder with the ear plugs! After my recent spike that's still ongoing I just don't want to deal with any more spikes. So is the laser alternative a better solutions for me. I'm guessing even if the laser is equally as loud i can still be wearing earplugs since there is no bone conduction? Thanks. I've also attached a poll just because it's fun.