Laser biostimulation involves exposing cells or tissue to low levels of red and near-infrared light.  The light deeply penetrates the tissue without damaging it, and in fact, it helps to repair and regenerate the tissue.  The energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation” which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed.  It has been described as a “magical tool” which can reduce pain, improve wound healing, relieve muscle tension and regenerate nerves without the use of medications and their associated side effects.  The fact that a specific wavelength of light is able to alter cellular behavior is called the “biomodulation effect” and it promotes an increase in the metabolism of our cells.  The benefits of red and infrared light include dilation of blood and lymph vessels, stimulation of stem cells, reduced inflammation, relief of pain, myofascial release, increased oxygen delivery into the mitochondria of our cells, increased collagen production and it also boosts immunity.  Laser biostimulation has a wide range of applications in the oral hard and soft tissues and includes healing of aphthous ulcers (canker sores), mucositis, herpes labialis lesions (cold sores),  bisphosphonate-related osteochemonecrosis of the jaw, acceleration of wound healing, acceleration of bone healing in fracture and extraction sites and many many other wonderful applications. 

Common Dental Indications for Lumix superpulsed laser therapy:

  • Chemotherapy/radiation lesions and pain
  • TMJ pain
  • Dentin hypersensitivity (exposed roots)
  • Periimplantitis
  • Aphthous ulcers (canker sores)
  • Herpes labialis (cold sores or fever blisters)
  • Shingles (varicella zoster) pain
  • Migraine and headache pain
  • Post-op pain relief 
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Lichen planus
  • Angular cheilitis (sores at the corners of the mouth)
  • Tonsillitis pain and inflammation
  • Soft and hard tissue pain
  • Speeds wound healing
  • Diabetic neuropathy and wound healing
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome relief
  • Orthodontic pain