Laser Therapy

Photopolymer, dentist fixes a seal to a young patient

Laser therapy is used by both dentists and doctors to help treat their patients. There are different types of laser therapy, depending on the amount of light used. For example, surgical and aesthetic lasers use high-level laser light to heat the tissue, while dental lasers use low-level light to help promote healing. Since low-level laser light is not enough to heat your body’s tissues, they are sometimes also known as “cold” lasers. However, their technical name is photobiomodulation (PBM) lasers. PBM lasers use light energy from lasers to trigger a biological response from the body at a cellular level. At a glance, PBM lasers can be used to stimulate endorphins, reduce the conduction of nerve impulses carrying pain signals, increase circulation and lymphatic drainage, and stimulate fibroblasts, osteoblasts, and odontoblasts to create new soft tissue, bone, and dentin.

Did You Know?

The term “photobiomodulation” is made up of three terms. “Photo” refers to the light emitted from the laser, “Bio” refers to the biological response that is initiated, and “Modulation” refers to the body’s response to the light energy which stimulates certain responses.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Am I a candidate for PBM laser therapy?

PBM lasers are highly effective in treating:

  • Tooth movement
  • Osseointegration of implants
  • Post extraction pain
  • Paresthesia
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Dentine hypersensitivity
  • Trismus
  • Herpes simplex
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Aphthous ulcers
  • Periodontal disease

To determine if PBM laser therapy can benefit you, schedule a consultation with our office today.

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