Lasers are used for a broad range of purposes, including laser printing, entertainment, and surgery. The use of lasers expands even into dentistry; one specific type of laser, known as a photo biomodulation (PBM) laser or cold laser in Weatherford, has several useful applications. Indeed, it may be able to make your next visit to our office more comfortable and efficient than ever.
A cold laser is a special type of non-thermogenic light source that stimulates a number of physiological responses within the body. The processes it incites can reduce pain and inflammation and encourage hard and soft tissue regeneration. PBM or cold laser therapy (also sometimes called low level laser therapy) is often used in chiropractic, massage, and physical therapy. Veterinarians may also use it to help their patients, including injured horses!
Hundreds of studies have been performed on the use of cold lasers in medicine, and they have consistently found that the therapy is safe. It produces no significant side effects because it only stimulates cells that stand to benefit from the light’s healing properties.
As your dentist in Weatherford, we may use our cold laser to accomplish any of the following:
Would you like to learn more about our cold laser and how it may benefit you? Contact our office today to ask questions about this remarkable technology or to schedule your next appointment.