Low Level Laser Therapy Reduces Discomfort & Shortens Recovery Times
A growing body of research indicates that Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) — also known as Low Level Laser Therapy — is an alternative treatment the provides everyday people with improved pain relief and faster healing. The next-generation technology utilized in equipment such as THOR is a direct, non-invasive treatment. At Sana Dental in Edmonton, AB, we are committed to using the latest technology to ensure our community members receive the quality dentistry you deserve.
What is Low Level Laser Therapy?
This type of alternative therapy uses laser light at low levels that are near to infrared. The treatment differs substantially from intense laser treatments used in surgical procedures. A beam of light is shined on an impacted area by a dentist or technician for a treatment that may last between 1-10 minutes, depending on need. The treatment promotes wound healing, reduces inflammation, and decreases pain in many cases.
Research points to Low Laser Light Therapy helping people recover from conditions involving everything from skin wounds to bone conditions. In oral health and wellness circles, it has been deemed an effective treatment for orthodontic procedures and orofacial syndromes such as the following.
- Tooth Migration
- Osseointegration of Implants
- Post Tooth Extraction Pain & Discomfort
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Dentine Hypersensitivity
- Bone Density Conditions
- Periodontal Disease
Dental patients typically undergo treatment twice weekly to speed their recovery. The THOR laser system allows dental professionals to directly deliver Low Level Light Therapy to the teeth, gums, and jaw.
How Does Low Level Laser Therapy Work?
Low Level Laser Therapy treatment represents a significant leap forward in terms of dental health and wellness. It can minimize or eliminate the need for potentially addictive and harsh pain medications.
The process involves a photochemical effect similar to the naturally-occurring photosynthesis in plants. In this case, human cells have been stressed or damaged due to disease, injury, extraction procedures, and people undergoing chemotherapy treatment, among others. When tissue is in distress, it typically produces counterproductive nitric oxide. When this happens, the nitric oxide displaces essential oxygen that cells require to heal. As a result, people experience pain, discomfort, inflammation, and cell death.
When the effective cells absorb the therapeutic laser light, the nitric oxide is irreversibly split, and increased oxygen begins to flow into the tissue. Oxygenation remains a powerful restorative process that allows the tissues to heal quickly and dental patients to recover with decreased inflammation and improved comfort.
Although Low Level Laser Therapy is often considered an alternative therapy, more than 40 years of research points to everyday people enjoying faster recoveries, reduced pain and inflammation, as well as a reduction in the need for pain medications.
Call An Edmonton Dentist For Fast Recovery Using Low Level Laser Therapy
There’s no reason you should deal with post-procedure discomfort unnecessarily. That’s why we utilize next-generation technology such as THOR equipment to provide Low Level Laser Therapy that shortens recovery times and reduces discomfort. At Sana Dental, we take a holistic approach to oral hygiene and overall wellness. If you are considering a procedure, contact our Edmonton office and schedule a visit today. 780.476.3391