What is PBM Therapy?

Photobiomodulation, also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy has emerged as a promising modality in dentistry as well as in medical science. The therapy comprises red and infrared light over injuries or lesions to improve wound tissue healing. It induces natural cellular processes in the body that promotes tissue regeneration and reduces inflammation as well. In dentistry, it promotes healing after surgical procedures like extraction, pre-prosthetic surgeries, or after implant placement. However, in previous times, PBM therapy was only used to relieve musculoskeletal pain. Later, it is also used to reduce the incidence of oral mucositis and the pain associated with it.

Advantages of PBM Therapy?

With time, dentists got evidence that PBM works well on a range of oral pathologies; it is also effective for multiple orthodontic procedures. These include improvements in the following dental procedures:
  • Tooth movement
  • Periodontal problems
  • TMJ pain and disorders
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Paresthesia
  • Post extraction pain
  • Osteoradionecrosis
For TMD(temporomandibular disorder), PBM has increased the range of motion, a non-invasive treatment option for the same. Apart from its use in dentistry, PBM therapy has shown promising results in treating various health conditions including:
  • Pain Relief: It is used to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis and back pain.
  • Wound healing: It can improve wound healing by increasing the amount of collagen production.
  • Sports injuries: This also reduces inflammation in sports-related injuries. Experts have also found that it can reverse oxidative stress and free-radical-related injuries.
  • Skin rejuvenation: It reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines while you age.
  • Hair growth: It has shown potential in promoting hair growth and also prevents further hair loss.
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PBM Therapy Charges

Every dollar you put into your treatment is an investment you make for the betterment of your health. That is why to make you clear about the treatment cost, here we have described the same.

The PBM therapy costs mainly depend on multiple factors including how many sessions you need, the condition you need to treat, what kind of insurance you have, or even what clinic you go to.

Regarding insurance, you may ask,” will insurance cover my PBM therapy costs?” The answer can vary. In some states and clinics, you can get insurance reimbursement that can help you to pay for those PBM therapy sessions. In other cases, you may need to use a self-pay method. This may include bearing that out-of-pocket cost or using an HSA(health savings plan).

In most clinics, the range may cost you around $50 to $150 per session with 9 sittings on average.

PBM Therapy in Waterdown

The Magnolia Dental clinic in Waterdown, is equipped with state-of-the-art medical and dental devices that you need. Our experts will sit down with you to understand your condition that needs to be treated. Our staff will also help you to know the cost and insurance coverage and can give you a customized care plan. To know more, you can consult our experts today.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Photobiomodulation Therapy?

Photobiomodulation therapy, also known as Low-Level Laser Therapy(LLLT), is a non-invasive medical treatment that promotes healing, reduces pain and inflammation, and can be applied to different parts of the body including skin, muscles, and joints as well. It has a significant role in improving the outcome following dental procedures. Hence, these days PBM is gaining popularity among healthcare providers and patients for its potential benefits and promising results.

How does PBM Therapy work?

PBM therapy works by using light energy that helps to stimulate cellular metabolism and improve the overall blood circulation in your body. Your cells absorb the light energy which then converts into chemical energy that promotes healing.

How often should you do PBM therapy?

Due to its non-invasive nature, there is no such limit for how much exposure you would need. However, our experts recommend an optimal exposure of 20 minutes, 2-3 times a week is required. Your doctor can provide the dosage and duration of the treatment that is best for you.

Is Photobiomodulation FDA approved?

PBM is a safe, non-invasive procedure with minimal side effects. The patient may feel a little tingling or warm sensation over the skin during treatment. Photobiomodulation Therapy has been approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recently they have published a draft guidance for the same.