What Is Photobiomodulation Therapy?

Photobiomodulation (PBM) therapy is an exciting and relatively new treatment method in the dental field that can treat a variety of acute and chronic conditions noninvasively. Using the power of light energy, PBM treatments stimulate cell activity and blood circulation to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. PBM is sometimes referred to as Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) or cold lasers.

PBM treatments conducted at River Park Dental and Esthetics in Dublin, OH can help address the following conditions in and around the mouth and jaw:

  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD), also known as TMJ pain
  • Cold sores resulting from the herpes simplex virus
  • Canker sores
  • Wounds or pain following injuries or dental operations

If you are struggling with mouth or jaw pain, PBM may be right for you. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Phing Saurer and her team at River Park Dental and Esthetics.


How Is Dental PBM Therapy For Performed?

After your initial consultation with Dr. Saurer and/or a member of the River Park Dental and Esthetics team to make sure that a PBM treatment plan is right for you and your symptoms, we will take you to a comfortable treatment room and give you a pair of goggles — so the low-level laser doesn’t get in your eyes. After that, we will begin the PBM session by moving a laser light device over the area(s) of your mouth and jaw where pain or wounds are to be addressed. In all, the treatment should take no longer than 15 – 30 minutes to complete. The treatment is noninvasive and painless. The number of treatments you ultimately receive at our Dublin, OH facility will depend on your condition and pain level. More acute ailments may only require a single treatment session, while a more chronic condition like TMD may necessitate a few treatments per week over the course of 3 – 4 weeks.

Alleviate Pain With The Power Of Light

Dental pain and wounds can get in the way of everyday life and lead to more serious conditions down the road. Photobiomodulation therapy is a simple, noninvasive way to treat several painful and inflammatory conditions. River Park Dental and Esthetics is thrilled to offer this therapeutic option to patients in the Dublin, OH area. To find out more about PBM and how it could work to alleviate your symptoms, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saurer or a member of her team today.