Low Level Laser Therapy
Lasers are being increasingly used in various applications in dentistry and medicine. Also an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, a laser is a tool that concentrates an intense beam of light with unique physical properties. Low Level Laser Therapy uses lower powers of light to stimulate healing and reduce pain in injured tissues. It is particularly effective in soft tissue injuries and can speed up and improve tissue repair, inflammation reduction, and pain relief.
Dr. Frame may recommend LLLT in a variety of situations, including:
• Treating sensitive teeth
• Pocket depth reduction
• Treating ulcers and cold sores
• TMJ treatments
• Speeding and improving post-operative healing
• Treating dry socket
• Regenerating bone tissue
• Implant integration
Laser therapy is a non-invasive, drug-free therapy that offers superior results, and the benefits have been well-documented with more than 100 double-blind studies and 300 reports. Low Level Laser Therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with traditional treatments as needed. Patients may need multiple laser treatments to achieve their desired results. We can help you decide if this therapy is right for you and the appropriate number of treatments for your needs.
Low Level Laser Therapy Santa Clara
Because the light source and power are low, there is no risk of heat damage or carcinogenic effects, and the therapeutic effects have been found to be superior to other electrotherapies, such as ultrasound. The light pulses at a rapid pace, which signals the cells to repair the tissue. This reduces the need for anesthetic and can speed recovery. The light photons can actually speed cellular functions and reduce the need for medications.
LLLT can be used to treat the bone, nerves, connective tissues, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and skin tissues of the mouth without the need for surgery or drugs, and you can expect healing to be fast and easy. It can also be used in conjunction with surgery to reduce healing time or improve outcomes. Call us today to learn more about how we are incorporating laser therapy into our practice, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Frame, our dentist in Santa Clara.