What is PBMT and what are the benefits to my patients?
Photobiomodulation (PBM Therapy) previously known as Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain. First developed in 1967, it is now commonly referred to as PBM or PBMT. The many benefits of PBMT to your patients will help to improve patient satisfaction, practice efficiency (less post-op appointments), and improve your practice ROI. PBMT is a practice builder in the practice, it will increase new patient referrals.
Treatment of recurrent aphthous stomatitis, traumatic ulcers
Reduce occurence or prevent oral mucositis in cancer patients
Reduce oral edema.
Post-operative analgesia following periodontic, oral surgery, and endodontic procedures.
Treatment of recurrent intraoral and labial herpes.
Management of inflammatory conditions such as erosive lichen planus.
Reduce pain of orthodontics and hasten tooth movement
Management of TMJ/TMD
Is PBMT painful for my patients?
No. There is no pain associated with PBMT and in fact PBMT delivers analgesia.
Are there any contraindications for PBM?
Can PBMT be used on pregnant women?
Yes. It is safe to use in the oral cavity for your pregnant patients.
How do you use PBMT to treat ……?
Can my existing surgical laser be used for PBMT ?
What is the difference between a laser giving PBMT and my surgical laser?
Can PBMT only be done with a laser?
What laser should I purchase??
Will there be an ROI if I incorporate PBMT into my practice?
Yes and it will be in several ways. First some procedures are directly covered depending upon where you practice. Second, it will cut down on many post op problems so you will not be using chair time without reimbursement to cover post op problems. Lastly PBMT is a practice builder so it will increase new patient referrals.