Cold laser therapy essentially uses a low-intensity laser source to stimulate the healing of the body’s tissues. It is called a cold laser as the low levels of light do not produce enough heat to make the body tissues warm. It is mainly used to eliminate tumors and coagulate tissues that may worsen the condition and become a hassle if left untreated.
How is the procedure performed?
The dentist will conduct a thorough diagnosis to understand your candidacy for the cold laser therapy. During the procedure, a low-intensity laser of different wavelengths is applied directly to the target area. The tissues of the body gradually start to react to the red and near-infrared light, leading to the regeneration of the damaged cells. When the severity of the condition is not too deep, we use wavelengths varying between 600 to 700 nm. For deeper conditions, a laser of wavelengths up to 950 nm will be used. The procedure would be completely painless, doesn’t involve any invasive measures, and doesn’t produce sound, heat, or vibrations.
What is cold laser therapy used for?
Cold laser treatment can be used to treat the following conditions:
- Muscle strains
- Lower back pain
- Limited movement near the joints
- Knee pain
- Ligament sprains
- Tennis elbow
- TMJ disorder
- Muscle spasms
Cold laser therapy also has applications in skin rejuvenation treatment, acupuncture, healing wounds, etc. The fact that it is entirely painless and provides impressive results makes it highly sought-after, especially by patients who fear the needle.
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