Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) is a scientifically grounded light therapy technique aimed at fostering healing, minimizing inflammation, easing pain and supporting immunomodulation. Also referred to as low-level laser therapy, PBMT employs non-ionizing light sources encompassing visible and infrared wavelengths like lasers, LEDs and broadband light. This gentle yet impactful approach sparks heightened cellular metabolism, ultimately encouraging tissue repair and regeneration.
Dr. Wendy Willoughby harnesses the potential of PBMT to address a number of dental concerns, including:
- Oral lesions
- Recurring cold and canker sores
- Dry mouth
- Pemphigus vulgaris
- Burning mouth syndrome
- Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BIONJ)
- Facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia)
- Facial nerve paralysis
- Geographic tongue
- Chronic sinus inflammation
- And more!
PBMT is also used to effectively alleviate pain and discomfort, targeting inflammation and expediting recovery. It is often used to help individuals with sore joints or who have difficulty opening their mouths widely without discomfort. Our dentist and team are also using PBMT to help treat periodontal disease and decrease the disease-causing bacteria in your mouth!
If you are interested in learning more about photobiomodulation therapy in Asheville, North Carolina, or to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentist, contact Chestnut Family Dentistry today at 828-255-0936. We are always happy to provide you with more information and discuss your concerns. Your journey towards enhanced oral wellbeing begins here!