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Low Level Laser Treatment (LLLT)

Low Level Laser Therapy (Cold Laser Treatment) in Austin, TX and Photomedicine

Laser for TMJ Treatment. Laser for Headaches, Jaw Pain, Migraines, Ringing in the Ears and More in Austin TX.

Low-Level-Laser-Therapy-in-Austin-TXAmong many other advanced procedures offered in our dental practice is Low Level Laser Therapy. It is a breakthrough, brand-new method to treat TMJ disorder symptoms like jaw pains, headaches, migraines, ringing in the ears ( tinnitus) and so much more. It is non-invasive and completely painless. This maybe one of the best ways one can address the symptoms and get rid of pain instantly.

While the laser has been used in Europe for many years, Dr.Gotun is the first and only  laser dentist to introduce this technology in Austin and Central Texas.  We've had great success helping many TMD patients in Austin and beyond!


Call us today and get rid of pain!  

There is a large body of published clinical evidence for the effects of Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on musculoskeletal pain.

Systematic reviews published by the Lancet, BMJ, International Association for the Study of Pain show that LLLT improves the speed and quality of tissue repair, reduces inflammation and has an analgesic action.

Now the European Society for Medical Oncology suggests using LLLT to reduce the incidence of oral mucositis and its associated pain, in patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy or chemoradiotherapy.

There is growing evidence that LLLT works well on a range of oral pathologies and is beneficial for orthodontic procedures and orofacial pain syndromes.


These include improvements in:


  • 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


Cold Laser for healing and pain relief

There is substantial clinical evidence published in peer reviewed medical journals that laser therapy (LLLT) can stimulate repair of tissue, reduce inflammation and relieve pain in musculoskeletal disorders.

The three main areas with good evidence are:

  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Joint conditions
  • Back and Neck Pain

Other applications such as shingles, post operative pain, also respond well.


How LLLT / cold laser therapy works

Light can stimulate or inhibit cellular function according to it's intensity and the time applied.

Lasers and LED's produce intense beams of light at specific wavelengths. When the right wavelength at the right intensity is used at the correct anatomical location for the right amount of time you can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.

One of the primary mechanisms is the effect of light on cytochrome c oxidase and the consequently the unbinding of nitric oxide and release of ATP leading to improved cellular function. For anti-inflammatory effects we have found a measurable reduction in PGE2, TNF Alpha and IL-6 in the synovia surrounding damaged tendons and for analgesia high intensity lasers over nerve supply can inhibit fast axonal flow.

In addition, high intensity single point lasers can release trigger points and treat acupuncture points instead of needles.


Modern, Comfortable Laser Dentistry in Austin, TX

For laser dentistry in Austin performed by a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, schedule your appointment with Dr. Gotun at Austin Smile Creations today. A thorough evaluation will reveal if you are a good candidate for this state-of-the-art treatment method.