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The efficacy of low-level laser treatment in reducing pain and swelling after endodontic surgery: a systematic review
Author(s): Amirabbas Moshari; Mehdi Vatanpour; Mehrsa Zakershahrak
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Paper Abstract

Introduction: LLLT in oral cavity believed to reduce pain after endodontic surgery and wisdom tooth removal, to accelerate wound healing and to have an anti-inflammatory and regenerative effect. The aim of this systematic review therefore was to assess the proof available for the efficacy of low-level laser treatment in reducing pain and swelling after endodontic surgery.

Methods: The PubMed service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine was searched with applicable search strategies. No language restriction was applied. The last electronic search was accomplished on August 31, 2015. All randomized clinical trials on the efficiency of low-level laser treatment in reducing pain and swelling after endodontic surgery was considered for the Meta-analysis. Quality consideration of the included randomized clinical trials was appraised according to CONSORT guidelines.

Results: Only two randomized clinical trials were attained. These studies clarified that laser treatment could reduce pain and swelling, but the results were not significant.

Conclusions: Low-level laser therapy can be advantageous for the reduction of postoperative pain but there is no strong confirmation for its efficiency. Its clinical utility and applicability relating to endodontic surgery, Along with the optimal energy dosage and the number of laser treatments needed after surgery, still, demand further research and experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 March 2016
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9670, Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine, 96700M (22 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2192525
Show Author Affiliations
Amirabbas Moshari, Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Mehdi Vatanpour, Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Mehrsa Zakershahrak, Islamic Azad Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9670:
Sixth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine
Darinca Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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