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December 21, 2020

Cold Laser Therapy for Cancer Patients: Part I Caregiver Chat

Hundreds of thousands of patients every year develop oral mucositis as a result of their cancer treatment. It is very helpful if all dental professionals are away of the symptoms as well as the variety of options for treating this uncomfortable side effect. In this first of two part interview series, Charlotte chats with oncology nurse Annette Quinn that has been helping patients by using the THOR laser. Find out more about this tool and how it has helped her patients find comfort. Photobiomodulation has been used for many years on sports injuries, arthritic joints, neuropathic pain syndromes, back and neck pain. Over 700 randomized clinical trials have been published on photobiomodulation, half of which are on pain.

Some of the conditions treated with cold lasers:

  • Tooth movement
  • Osseointegration of implants
  • Post extraction pain
  • Paresthesia
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Dentine Hypersensitivity
  • Trismus
  • Herpes simplex
  • Bone density
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Aphthous ulcers
  • Tonsillitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Bells Palsy
  • Osteonecrosis

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