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Cuban experience for therapy in dentistry with light-emitting diodes
Author(s): Esperanza Puron Sopena; Mayra Corbo Serra; Maria de los A. Sopena; Sonnia Maria Lopez Silva
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Paper Abstract

Interest in the interaction of low power light with tissues has increased in the last few years. Very often, the stimulating effects of irradiation have been explained by the role of the coherence of laser radiation as it acts upon biological objects. This argument is not convincing and the purpose of the present report is to describe the experiences during two years working with infrared (IR) GaAs light emitting diodes (LED) as clinical light for the therapy of some dental diseases. Equipment was designed and built, FOTOTER, which was approved by the National Health Office (registration No. 7910B). The treatment was practiced on 360 patients. They presented pain on buccal or facial structures and disorders on buccal tissues. Pathologies, number of patients treated, application time in each trigger point, number of sessions, and the relief pain patients are summarized. We conclude that the therapy with IR LED has the same effects as the HeNe and GaAs laser therapy on the biological buccal tissues. We recommend LED therapy for the treatment of these dentistry diseases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2630, Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230041
Show Author Affiliations
Esperanza Puron Sopena, University of Havana (Cuba)
Mayra Corbo Serra, Policlinico Luis Galvan (Cuba)
Maria de los A. Sopena, Clinica Cesar Escalante (Cuba)
Sonnia Maria Lopez Silva, University of Havana (Cuba)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2630:
Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems
Tiina I. Karu; Anthony R. Young, Editor(s)

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