Laser & Digital X-Ray

What is Laser Therapy?

Laser therapy is the use of monochromatic light emission from a low intensity laser diode (250 milliwatts or less) or an array of high intensity super luminous diodes (providing total optical power in the 1000-2000 milliwatt range). Conditions treated include musculoskeletal injuries, chronic and degenerative conditions and wounds. The light source is placed in contact with the skin allowing the photon energy to penetrate tissue, where it interacts with various intracellular biomolecules resulting in the restoration of normal cell morphology and function. This also enhances the body’s natural healing processes. The following chart outlines some of the specific effects of Low Intensity Laser Therapy.

The Technology

This dynamic emerging technology utilizes superluminous and laser diodes to irradiate abnormal tissue with photons. These are particles of energy that are absorbed by a variety of micro-molecules within the cell, a process which initiates a number of positive physiological responses. In essence, light energy is converted into biochemical energy. The result – normal cell morphology and function are restored. The process is curative and as logic dictates, symptoms disappear.

Light in its various forms has been used for healing from the time of the ancient Egyptian and Greek civilizations. With recent advances in the engineering of devices and the development of appropriate protocols for effective therapeutic application, dramatic benefits and treatment of many complex medical conditions are achievable. The BioFlex System combines numerous sophisticated engineering advances with the capacity to control all parameters such as frequency, duty cycle, energy density, duration, etc. An infinitive range of protocols can then be delivered to tissue in standard fashion or a customized basis.

The monochromatic coherent and polarized characteristics of the therapeutic light beam permit penetration of deep tissues without affecting normal cells. Again, it should be noted that the end result is curative with regard to the pathology, rather than symptom modulation, the conventional approach for the management of pain.

The Advantages of Low Intensity Laser Therapy

* Non-invasive
* Non-toxic
* Easily applied
* Highly effective
* Cure rate > 95%
* No known negative side effects

Laser Therapy Side Effects

Some of the physiological effects of low intentisty laser therapy

Short Term Effects
* Production and release of beta-endorphins (these are morphine like substances produced by various cells in the body that inhibit the sensation of pain)
* Cortisol production is increased (cortisol is the precursor of cortisone). This enables the body to combat the stress associated with trauma or the disease process
* The short-term effect is significant in 5-10% of cases during or after the conclusion of the initial treatment, but is not as important as the long term or cumulative effect

Long Term Or Cumulative Effect
* ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production is increased resulting in improved cellular metabolism
* DNA (deoxyribonucleicacid) production; protein building block of tissue is substantially increased
* Neurotransmission is facilitated due to elevated levels of serotonin and aceytylecholine
* Mitochondrial activity is stimulated resulting in cell replication etc. (i.e. replacement, regeneration and repair of abnormal cells)
* Modulation of macrophages, fibroblasts and other cells
* Angiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels)
* Regulates cell membrane potential, essential in Na, Cl and K ion transfer (electrolyte balance)
* Cytokines and other chemicals enhancing cellular communications are released

Other Effects
* The immune response is stimulated
* Lymphatic drainage is improved
* The histamine response is positively altered
* Production of growth hormone is increased
* The body’s natural healing processes are enhanced The beneficial physiological changes noted above are the result of tissue regeneration and cellular stimulation. Many other positive activities are modulated including the humoral and cerebral spinal fluid effects which are highly significant and are currently under investigation in research laboratories to accurately delineate the scientific aspects of this process.

More inofrmation can be found out at www.patients.meditech-bioflex.com

Laser Therapy Fact Sheet

Digital X-Ray

X-Ray exposure to patients have been always a point of discussion between dental professionals, and with all different types of exposure such as , sun, medical, flying, e.rt.c.,we have been looking into ways to reduce the exposure to the patients. Digital x-rays are the instruments to achieve this and the benefits are:

1-At least 50% less radiation

2-Better image quality

3- Better diagnostic

4-Visibility for patient

5-Green technology, no more chemicals

We use grey falcon sensors and Gendex machines in our offices.

INTRAORAL CAMERAS

Like to know what the dentist or the hygienist is talking about when heor she says the filling is too big or that your gums are red and swollen, well now we can Take a photo of the problem so you can understand what we are talking about and participate in your own treatment plan. In order to prevent you have to understand the problem and we have the technology to make it happen.

Diode Lasers

LASER ia an acronum for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.

The diode laser is a class of laser which uses a semiconductor technology to achieve the results. Before lasers, for minor gingival procedures we used either electrical current or just an old fashion scalpel, the former was not very kind to tissue specially the underlying bone and the latter necessitates suturing and will produce bleeding. In both cases anesthesia was a must and several complications could arise. Lasers are definitely a much genteler mode of performing minor gingival surgeries and in many cases donot need anesthesia which is an added plus for patients fearful of needles.

Our doctors and hygienists use several different types of lasers in order to achieve better treatment results while ensuring patient comfort.

Cerec: crown in one appointment Our clinic believes in investing in the latest technologies available in order to save our patients the precious time you can spend with your family. Previously and

still sometimes now we take an imprint of your teeth and send it to the laboratory so they can fabricate a crown for you, well we seem to do less of that now. Cerec is the German technology which allows us to make your crowns here in the clinic in one convenient appointment. You can literally watch the machine making your crown, there and then.

iTero intraoral scanner

Do you gag at the dentist, do they find it difficult to work on your teeth or take an impression of your teeth. Our impressions are now done digitally using a laser assisted computer which takes the gaging out of the formula, and takes precision of the work to a completely new level.