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What is the use of low level laser therapy?

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Dr. James Donley
Dentistry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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