Not only do therapeutic lasers offer improved possibilities in the treatment of pain, wound healing, many kinds of inflammation and oedema, they also offer dental professionals the possibility of treating indications previously out of reach from the general dentist practitioner.
Indeed, when most dentists hear the word “laser,” the immediately think of a hard laser that is used to cut enamel or soft tissue. Low level lasers fall into another subset of laser therapy that represents a virtually untapped commodity in dentistry, yet one which would be a huge asset to a dental practice and its patients.
Improved clinical outcomes and decrease of pain experienced by a patient after dental appointments have been achieved by:
- stimulation of endorphins;
- reduction in conduction of nerve fibers that carry pulpal pain (c-fibers);
- stimulation of fibroblasts, osteoblasts and odontoblasts;
- increased circulation and lymphatic drainage.
These days, laser use is becoming more of a standard of care than just some cool new tool; in fact, the number of dentists and dental hygienists utilizing laser technology in their private practices has doubled since 2008.
If you are a dental professional looking to jump on the technological bandwagon rocketing into the future, Safe Laser is worth your attention.
Dental and Mouth Disease
Diseases of skin surfaces and mucous membranes (e.g. herpes, mouth wounds, ulcers and sores) and gingivitis, periodontitis and gum bleeding can be treated with red light (660nm) Safe Laser 150 more efficiently with optional fiber optics; however, the 808nm Safe Laser 500 Infra can reach even deeper areas and is more suitable for relieving pain associated with:
- Toothaches – Inflammation buildups can be effectively and efficiently treated either by enlightening through the cheek or with the assistance of fiber optics.
- Mouth Surgery / Implantation – Recovery of soft and bone tissues is accelerated after dental treatments such as mouth surgery and implantations; laser applications improve the sticking of the epithelium (osteointegration) around dental implantations by enlightening through the cheek.
- Convalescence / Trismus – Following surgery, convalescence is reduced and stitches can be removed by way of Safe Laser treatment, while conditions such as lock-jaw (trismus) can be relieved in a matter of minutes while inflammation is reduced.