Laser therapy is an advanced new technology used to support recovery after many dental procedures. The non-invasive treatment stimulates cell regeneration by increasing blood flow to the target area. This is used to accelerate the healing process following dental surgery and to treat certain degenerative periodontal diseases.
How it works
Low-level, also known as cold, laser therapy focuses red and infrared light on tissue at and below the surface of the skin. The light energizes the cellular mass, producing a structural protein called collagen used to repair tissue. Lasers continue the healing process by supporting vascular dilation and synthesis, increasing blood circulation to the affected region. The stimulation activates the bodies own pain-relieving hormones, generating mild pain management properties.
The process generally takes between 5-10 minutes, with the majority of patients seeing positive effects after 3-5 uses. The treatment continues to relieve pain and fight inflammation for up to 24 hours following the session.
To learn more about dental laser therapy applications, please contact The Dental Center at East Padden today.