Photobiomodulation, also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser therapy, is a treatment that uses low-level lasers or light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to stimulate the healing process in the body. It is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including pain, inflammation, and tissue damage.
During a photobiomodulation treatment, the low-level lasers or LEDs are applied to the skin or mucous membranes. The light energy is absorbed by cells in the body, which stimulates the production of ATP (adenosine triphosphate), a molecule that is essential for cell function. This increased production of ATP can help to reduce inflammation, promote healing, and relieve pain.
Photobiomodulation has been shown to be effective for a range of conditions, including muscle and joint pain, neuropathic pain, and wound healing. It is generally considered to be a safe and non-invasive treatment option with few side effects.
At Crowborough Gentle Dental, we offer laser therapy using photobiomodulation to treat TMJ pain and neuralgic pain. If you are interested in this treatment option, we encourage you to discuss it with your dentist to determine if it is right for you.