Laser therapy using red and infrared lasers can prevent the development of cancer therapy induced oral mucositis. Laser therapy using photobiomodulation has been proven and documented to significantly reduce pain, severity and duration of symptoms in patients with cancer therapy induced oral mucositis.
Laser therapy is effective in preventing and treating oral affects induced by radiation therapy, chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation in both pediatric and adult patients. Multiple controlled clinical studies have demonstrated that treatment with photobiomodulation therapy has shown that treatment applied during cancer therapies can be preventative and can improve oral mucositis once it has developed. Symptoms that improve include the inflammation, pain and swelling of the oral cavity secondary to cancer therapy including hypo salivation and Xerostomia and lymphedema. Additionally radiation dermatitis, dysphagia, trismus and pain control are improved by the use of medical therapeutic lasers.
Patient’s acceptance has been high and the positive results achieved make this therapy recommended for the prevention and treatment of oral mucocitis in all patients of all ages. The benefits of significantly reduced pain, severity and duration of symptoms in patients with cancer therapy induced oral mucocitis is remarkable.
Call Sollay Laser Center today to learn more about photobiomodulation therapy of oral mucocitis and associated complications of cancer therapy.