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Laser Therapy

MLS Therapeutic Dental Laser

If you have aches and pains in your head or neck, your dentist may be able to help. Did you know that one of the most common symptoms of a jaw joint disorder (TMD) is pain in the head or neck? DentArana is now equipped with the latest MLS Laser!

With the exception of pregnant women, children under 14 years of age, and a few medical conditions, the therapeutic laser is a safe, effective and gentle method for reducing pain, inflammation and accelerating healing.

MLS Class 4 Therapeutic Dental Laser

The unique MLS Laser, designed exclusively for dental, is a safe, Class 4 therapeutic laser. It uses synchronised, dual wave lengths to achieve longer lasting results. It treats pain, inflammation and oedema.

DentArana MLS Laser How it works Dentist Arana Hills

The Laser Therapy Treatment Session

The actual treatment time is short – about 2 or 3 minutes for each area. There is no hot or cool sensation, and most people don’t feel a thing. In fact, most patients experience results straight away, but the pain reduction can vary, depending on the number of treatments and any adjunctive therapy e.g. for the jaw joint. Some people may need more than one treatment session.

After the treatment, there are no special precautions except to refrain from vigorous exercise and to keep hydrated by drinking lots of water. You can even drive back to work straight away – perfect for incorporating into a busy schedule.

Laser Therapy at DentArana

Dr Lo-An is among the top tier of dentists in Australia who strive to reach the next level of excellence.

Our dentists have undergone special training to provide the safest and most effective care. Please call us to make an appointment and see how the laser may be able to help you.

10 Benefits of MLS® Laser Therapy

1. Anti-Inflammatory: MLS® Laser Therapy has an anti-edema effect as it causes
vasodilation, but also because it activates the lymphatic drainage system which drains
swollen areas. As a result, there is a reduction in swelling caused by bruising or

2. Analgesic: MLS® Laser Therapy has a beneficial effect on nerve cells. It blocks pain
transmitted by these cells to the brain which decreases nerve sensitivity. Also, due to
the decreased inflammation, there is less edema and less pain. Another pain blocking
mechanism involves the production of high levels of pain killing chemicals such as
endorphins and enkephalin from the brain and adrenal gland.

3. Accelerated Tissue Repair and Cell Growth: Photons of light from lasers penetrate
deeply into tissue and accelerate cellular reproduction and growth. The laser light
increases the energy available to the cell so that the cell can take on nutrients faster
and get rid of waste products. As a result of exposure to laser light, damaged cells are
repaired faster.

4. Improved Vascular Activity: Laser light will significantly increase the formation of new
capillaries in damaged tissue which speeds up the healing process, closes wounds
quickly and reduces scar tissue. Additional benefits include acceleration of angiogenesis,
which causes temporary vasodilation and increase in the diameter of blood vessels.

5. Increases Metabolic Activity: MLS® Laser Therapy creates higher outputs of specific
enzymes, greater oxygen and food particle loads for blood cells.

6. Trigger Points and Acupuncture Points: MLS® Laser Therapy stimulates muscle trigger
points and acupuncture points on a noninvasive basis providing musculoskeletal pain

7. Reduced Fibrous Tissue Formation: MLS® Laser Therapy reduces the formation of scar
tissue following tissue damage from cuts, scratches, burns or surgery.

8. Improved Nerve Function: Slow recovery of nerve functions in damaged tissue can
result in numbness and impaired limbs. Laser light speeds the process of nerve cell
reconnection and increase the amplitude of action potentials to optimize muscle healing.

9. Immunoregulation: Laser light has a direct effect on immunity status by stimulating
immunoglobulins and lymphocytes. Laser emissions are absorbed by chromophores
(molecule enzymes) that react to laser light. Upon exposure to the laser, the enzyme
flavomononucleotide is activated and starts the production of ATP (adenosinetriphosphate),
which is the major carrier of cell energy and the energy source for all
chemical reactions in the cells.

10. Faster Wound Healing: Laser light stimulates fibroblast development in damaged
tissue. Fibroblasts are the building blocks of collagen, which is the essential protein
required to replace old tissue or to repair tissue injuries. As a result, MLS® Laser
Therapy is effective post surgically and in the treatment of open wounds and burns.

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MLS® Laser Therapy: the perfect synchronisation.


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To find out more about the MLS® Laser Therapy benefits and to book your consultation with Dr Lo-An call us on (07) 3351 3366 or request appointment online today!


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