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When you have certain dental problems, Low Light Laser Therapy (LLT) might be an option for you. This type of treatment uses laser energy for specific conditions, which provides a noninvasive and pain-free treatment option. Find out more about the different conditions that our Apollo Beach and Riverview FL dentist treats with LLT at Inspiration Dental.
Orthodontic treatments, such as braces, can increase the risk of gum problems, cavities and other dental issues, especially if they need to be worn for longer periods of time. The use of LLT can help decrease the amount of time these treatments are needed by assisting with tooth movement. Laser energy helps support bone remodeling, causing teeth to move into the right position in a shorter timeframe.
Having a tooth removed due to serious decay or other problems, such as impacted wisdom teeth, can lead to considerable discomfort during the healing process. There is also the risk of infection if the area does not heal properly. Using Low Light Laser Therapy after an extraction helps reduce pain and discomfort while also destroying bacteria, which helps lower the risk of infections and other complications. Our Riverview and Apollo Beach dentist uses LLT to help make extractions less stressful for patients while also promoting proper healing.
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction can cause significant discomfort in your jaw and lead to other problems, such as headaches. Laser therapy for TMJ dysfunction eases this pain by promoting healing in the affected tissue and leading to an increase in red blood cell production. Depending on the severity of symptoms, you might need up to 12 treatment sessions in order to enjoy full relief. Our dentist will evaluate your jaw and joint and take other factors into consideration in order to determine if this is a suitable option.
Our dentist in Apollo Beach and Riverview uses LLT for periodontal disease treatment. Periodontal disease is a serious form of gum disease that requires the removal of bacteria from under the gum line. Laser therapy offers a more comfortable way to do this compared to traditional scraping with dental tools. The laser energy destroys bacteria, which helps prevent gum disease from getting worse. This helps get rid of the pockets that form from periodontal disease and lowers the risk of eventual tooth loss.
If you need more information on Low Light Laser Therapy, please contact Inspiration Dental to make an appointment with our dentist in Riverview or Apollo Beach. Our dentist can evaluate your condition and let you know if LLT is a suitable form of treatment for you. If not, you can discuss other treatment options.