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Benefits of low-power lasers on oral soft tissue
Author(s): Carlos de Paula Eduardo; Silvia Cristina M Cecchini; Renata Christina Cecchini
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Paper Abstract

The last five years have represented a great advance in relation to laser development. Countries like Japan, United States, French, England, Israel and others, have been working on the association of researches and clinical applications, in the field of laser. Low power lasers like He-Ne laser, emitting at 632,8 nm and Ga-As-Al laser, at 790 nm, have been detached acting not only as a coadjutant but some times as an specific treatment. Low power lasers provide non thermal effect at wavelengths believed to stimulate circulation and cellular activity. These lasers have been used to promote wound healing and reduce inflammation edema and pain. This work presents a five year clinical study with good results related to oral tissue healing. Oral cavity lesions, like herpes and aphthous ulcers were irradiated with Ga-Al- As laser. In both cases, an excellent result was obtained. The low power laser application decrease the painful sintomatology immediately and increase the reparation process of these lesions. An excellent result was obtained with application of low power laser in herpetic lesions associated with a secondary infection situated at the lip commissure covering the internal tissue of the mouth. The healing occurred after one week. An association of Ga-Al-As laser and Nd:YAG laser have been also proven to be good therapy for these kind of lesions. This association of low and high power laser has been done since 1992 and it seems to be a complement of the conventional therapies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 1996
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2672, Lasers in Dentistry II, (23 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238781
Show Author Affiliations
Carlos de Paula Eduardo, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Silvia Cristina M Cecchini, Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (Brazil)
Renata Christina Cecchini, Instituto de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucleares (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2672:
Lasers in Dentistry II
Harvey A. Wigdor; John D. B. Featherstone; Joel M. White; Joseph Neev, Editor(s)

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