Over the centuries, sunlight (as the first form of phototherapy) has been shown to have both healing and wellness properties.
The therapeutic potential of light was first discovered by the US aerospace program NASA that looked at the impact of laser therapy and its potential healing opportunities.
A laser treatment works using a series of bright light emitting diodes that send a level of light energy directly to the deeper layers under the skin.
Hospitals and health-related facilities around the world have been using laser treatments for quite some time. A big advantage of this is that it is a painless treatment.
In the past, High Power Lasers were only used in surgery, however technical advancement and the creation of a special photobiomodulation hand piece make it possible to perform therapeutic treatments.
Recent studies show that laser treatments or combination treatments to humans and animals provide amazing results and it has been proven that pain, infections or wounds disappear or heal in a quicker and more efficient way compared to more traditional approaches using medication.
Laser treatments for Dentistry
Dental hygienists and dentists have been using advanced laser technology for some time now. Working with the laser equipment is a positive addition to treatments on offer for both the patient and the dental hygienist. Thousands of dentists and dental hygienists worldwide are already using Laser Therapy.
In certain cases a laser can work more precisely than other instruments, even in hard-to-reach places. This is very effective for gum and root canal treatments. In the presence of implants, they are not affected by 810nm laser treatment and the structure of the implant remains the same. Lasers with a higher wavelength can cause damage to implants.
Patients experience less swelling and pain complaints after treatment. Besides, treatment with a laser is often less painful. Above this, the laser has a disinfecting and bactericidal effect.
Laser treatment relieves pain and repairs tissue damage. It also clears the inflamed tissue, which promotes gum healing and reduces bleeding and swelling. For treatments where antibiotics are normally prescribed, this is often no longer necessary after laser treatment. Laser treatment also makes a major contribution to the removal of tartar and severely sensitive dental necks. When applied at an early stage, laser treatment can also make cold sores and canker sores disappear faster.
A laser treatment is an almost painless treatment, therefore for many treatments an anesthetic is not necessary, which in turn ensures less discomfort for the patient.
High Power Laser Therapy is very suitable for the treatment of:
- Clearing up inflamed tissue
- Small (surgical) gum treatments
- Easier removal of tartar
- Remove the lip strap aesthetically and without blood loss and pain
- Remove a too short tongue strap aesthetically without blood loss and pain
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Cold sores (herpes), canker sores and Lichem Planus
- Expose a breaching molar or ingrown implant
- Remove a fibroma (piece of wild meat)
- Severely sensitive necks; in combination with the use of a fluorine gel, sensitive dental necks can be treated with excellent results.
- Root canal treatments
- High sensitivity to the teeth (very common complaint)
- Whitening of teeth
- Safe sterilization of the deep pocket
HPLT (High Power Laser Therapy)
The perfect solution to help your patients in a faster and more effective way. Our powerful High Power Laser penetrates deep into all tissues and therefore its applications are very extensive. The wave length of our diode laser is 810 nanometers, which is scientifically proven to be the golden standard for photobiomodulation to occur.
What does this mean for the patient? High Power Laser Therapy stimulates a boost in the cells energy (photobiomodulation), optimizing ATP production and increasing blood flow and oxygen to the tissue.
In turn this increases the metabolism in the tissue’s cells and provides the optimal environment for tissue to heal.
High Power Laser Therapy is revolutionary and provides direct pain relief. In 95% of the cases, the patient is completely pain free within a few minutes of receiving treatment and where necessary a follow-up treatment can take place immediately. Acute situations where the patient is experiencing severe pain can also be easily relieved with this non-invasive form of therapy.
Important facts about laser use
Every laser that has more power than 0,5 Watt is classed as a High Power Laser (Class IV). Class IV lasers are strong and used for medical purposes. They can penetrate deep into the tissue, while the treatment time is short. The more power the laser has per cm2, the deeper the laser penetrates the tissue. For treatment purposes, it is important to remember that the wattage, clearly labelled on the laser, is the power provided by the laser itself.
The moment that a different size treatment head is used, results in a different level of wattage output and depth of treatment.
A 3 Watt laser with a standard supplied 1 cm2 laser handpiece delivers 3.0 Watt on the treatment surface with a noticeable laser treatment effect up to 7 cm.
A 3 Watt laser with an optional 3 cm2 laser handpiece delivers 2.05 Watt on the treatment surface, however the treatment depth is less. If you still want to achieve a treatment depth of 7 cm, you need a laser with a higher wattage.
Very few powerful, result proven treatments come with small risks, this includes the laser. This risk mainly focuses on the safety around use.
The laser rays are very powerful and harmful to the eye, specifically the retina.
High Power Laser Therapy may only be used by specialists, both specialist and patient should be protected by protective laser eye wear during laser use.