MedX Health out of Mississauga, Ontario just won FDA approval for its laser system for dental intraoperative pain relief. The best part is that the device requires no injections and no medications.
From the product page:
The MedX Oralase portable laser offers dental staff a proven, drug free solution to eliminate pain and accelerate soft and hard tissue repair. There are over 325 dental research studies reporting positive effects of laser therapy in more than 90% of the trials! MedX dental products offer fast, easy setup, 1-2 minute treatment times and excellent results. The unit is lightweight with a built in rechargeable battery. The MedX Oralase uses an infrared GaAlAs laser diode, plus three visible red guide LEDs. Interchangable fibre optic light guides provide ready access to intra-oral treatment sites. The kit includes a convenient carrying case with laser safety goggles.
From the press release:
Oralase is a photobiomodulation device, also known as low level laser therapy (LLLT), exclusively designed for dentists to alleviate pain and accelerate tissue repair following dental procedures.
“We are very pleased to have received the 510(k) Clearance Letter from the FDA so that we can begin to immediately provide the dental community with our non-invasive and drug free solution to relieve pain due to surgical and other procedures. Oralase will not only relieve the pain by accelerating tissue repair, but it will provide patients the increased comfort of accelerated healing,” said Steve Guillen B.Sc., M.B.A., president and chief executive officer, MedX Health. “Through our partnership with Technology4Medicine, we expect to fulfill a great unmet need in the dental community as well as other markets including dermatology and plastic surgery.”
“With this FDA clearance, we will offer Oralase to dentists across the U.S. taking dentistry to a new level, increasing production for the dental office, and providing a better experience for patients,” stated Jeffrey W. Jones, chief executive officer of Technology4Medicine.
Press release: MedX(R) Receives FDA Clearance for Oralase(TM), an Advanced Laser Treatment for Pain…
Product page: MedX Oralase Dental Portable Low Level Laser
Device brochure: Oralase Specification Brochure (.pdf)…