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what is the use of low level laser therapy?

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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry 54 years experience
Many things: In the dental field we use a low level laser on a tooth that is cold sensitive and many times the sensitivity disappears. It will help cold sores and canker sores heal quicker. We use it before using an erbium yag hard tissue laser for removing decay many times without an anesthetic. Used after any surgery, the area heals quicker. There are many medical conditions (100+) where they can be used.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Promote Healing: Lllt generally uses red to near infrared laser light at low power to stimulate healing. The action is thought to activate cell mitochondria to produce more atp, the chemical form of stored energy in cells. Inflammation is lessened as well as less pain & swelling allowing tissues to heal without distortion of the injured tissue. Dentally used after extractions, bone grafts, fissular closure, etc.

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How does laser therapy work?

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What is laser resurfacing?

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What happens during laser treatment?

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Is laser liposuction a new and therefore risky procedure?

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Dr. Brian Klink
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Not Really: Laser assisted liposuction is the newest of the technologies to help with fat removal during liposuction. In trained hands, it is vey safe. The major risks that are present are essentially the same as in any liposuction procedure. The main specific risk is a burn from the laser, however these risks should be minimal in experienced hands.
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What is the difference between laser liposuction and laser lipolysis?

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