Energy in dentistry

The use of low level laser therapy devices can unstick what is stuck and allow healing to move ahead as it should.

by Dr. Nicholas Meyer — 

Last issue, I discussed the use of TNS in dentistry for muscle relaxation. This article will discuss radiant energy in the form of low level laser therapy (LLLT). I am aware of several different devices that utilize the principle of LLLT.

The wavelength of light in this instance can be between 635 and 880 nanometers. You may know the 635 type light as that of laser pointers. But did you know that at a greater strength of beam (in the area of 1 watt, compared to .5 milliwatt), the effects are physiologically profound?

The energy facilitates cell-to-cell communication and enhances mitochondrial energy production within the cell, among other actions. For healing to occur, this is very important.

There are frequent instances where healing is “stuck” and not progressing. The use of these kinds of devices can unstick what is stuck and allow healing to move ahead as it should. I have seen sore teeth calmed and bleeding gums stimulated to heal.

These same devices also can act as a carrier wave for homeopathic remedies for targeted localized delivery of the frequency desired to be delivered. Every day we are learning more in this area known as photobiology.

 

Nicholas Meyer, D.D.S., D.N.M., is a general dentist in Scottsdale, Ariz., with a special interest in the functional aspects of the oral cavity that contribute to such maladies as TMJ, snoring and sleep apnea. 480-948-0560, DrMeyer@milldental.com or www.milldental.com.

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 29, Number 3, June/July 2010.

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