What is cold laser therapy?

At Well Beyond Dental, a Reno dentist will use cold laser therapy to treat inflammation of the tissues and to heal ulcerations. Cold laser therapy promotes healing of the sensitive area through photobiomodulation (PBM) which is a form of light therapy. Lasers produce different levels of watts, just like lightbulbs, depending on the required usage. We use low-level lasers that use light energy, which is emitted through a handheld wand, to penetrate deep into inflamed muscles. The light is moved over the skin and will produce a warming sensation as it treats the affected tissues. PBM is very effective after longer dental treatments or if you have inflammation in your mouth or jaw joints. This type of laser therapy will pass right through healthy cells and only affects damaged cells making this process completely safe and painless. 

Have recurring cold sores? Sensitive to dental treatments? Cold laser therapy can help!

What Cold Laser Therapy Can Do For You

Cold laser therapy, also called MLS laser therapy, works using wavelengths of low-level light that are applied directly to the affected area. The tissue absorbs the light and causes a reaction where damaged cells respond and begin regenerating. This innovative technology allows our Reno dentists to treat migraines and headaches, joint inflammation, sensitive teeth, fever blisters or cold sores, and surgical or trauma sites. This method of treatment promotes faster wound healing and improved nerve function along with accelerated tissue repair and cell growth. 

If you’re suffering from any of the following concerns, cold laser therapy may be an effective treatment method for you:  

  • Grinding teeth
  • Pain
  • Clenching
  • Headaches

Benefits of Cold Laser Therapy 

Cold laser therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that is completely safe and painless. This procedure works using two wavelengths – one that reduces inflammation and one that relieves pain – to produce consistent and repeatable results. There are many benefits to using cold laser therapy treatments, such as:

  • Speeds the healing of soft tissue damage
  • Reduces the duration and frequency of lesions such as cold sores
  • Reduces pain after dental treatments
  • Pain management with no negative side effects
  • Immediate relief by reducing muscle inflammation 
  • Treats the cause of tense muscles related to TMJ 
  • Each procedure is quick, usually lasting under 10 minutes
  • Promotes tissue regeneration and healing by increasing oxygen and blood flow to the affected tissues