LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY
Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is a laser light source treatment which is used because of its stimulatory and healing properties when used on live tissue. Laser technology has the advantage of improving treatment techniques as well as aiding in the healing process. LLLT does not cut/burn. It is termed as soft laser which works its magic through light energy of a particular wavelength rather than heat.
Below are some of the benefits of low-level laser therapy in dentistry :
When LLLT procedures are performed on soft tissues, the process uses laser energy to enhance healing of injured soft and hard tissues.
Minimizes bleeding or blood loss.
At times, minimizes or eliminates the need for anaesthesia (However, this depends on the clinical procedure).
Repair of hard tissues is simpler and more comfortable for the patient
How does Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) help in pain relief?
Studies and research show that laser decreases swelling, redness, heat, pain and inflammation by the numerous mechanisms.
Applications of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) in Dentistry
Aphthous ulcers / Mouth Ulcers
Post extraction/ impaction pain
Oral lichen planus
Xerostomia / oral dryness / dry mouth syndrome.
Trigeminal Neuralgia/ nerve pain
Sub Mucous Fibrosis
Periodontitis: It is one of the most common and severe gum diseases. If not treated at the earliest it can cause loss of teeth in the stages further.