Nearly half of the adult U.S. population suffers from some form of periodontal disease, which can result in the rapid destruction or slow reduction of bone, inflamed soft tissues, abscesses, and tooth loss. In the past, bone grafting—a procedure which is both time-consuming and expensive—was the only known method of getting bone back in the places where it should be.
Now, a different technology is available: low-level laser therapy (LLLT). With the use of LLLT, bone regrowth can be obtained for less money, in less time, and provides more comfort to the patient than bone grafting and accelerated orthodontics techniques. But that’s not all: the benefits of low-level laser therapy are wide-ranging, and have been shown to be effective in treating nearly any ailment which can improve with tissue regeneration. The technology has been used in both human and veterinary medicine, and shows great promise as a safe, affordable, and effective medical treatment.
On today’s episode, Dr. John Hendy joins the podcast to discuss all the ins and outs of LLLT, including how he has incorporated it into his work with patients.
By tuning in, you will learn: