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Nonsurgical laser treatment (NSLT) in the management of disorders of the maxillofacial region
Author(s): Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro; Eudes T. Cavalcanti; Tatiana I.T.N.R. Pinheiro; Marcos J.P.C. Alves; Ezenildes R. Miranda; Alexandre S. Quevedo; Cecilia T.A. Manzi; Alessandro L. B. Vieira; Aluizio Barros Rolim
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Paper Abstract

The authors report on the effects of NSLT in the treatment of maxillofacial disorders. Further to our previous study, this paper reports the results of the use of NSLT on the treatment of several disorders of the oral and maxillofacial region. This paper presents NSLT as an effective method of treating such disorders. Two hundred and five female and 36 male patients aged between 7 and 81 years old (average 38.9 years old) suffering from disorders of the maxillofacial region were treated with 632,8,670, and 830nm diodes Lasers at the Laser Center of the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE). The disorders included TMJ pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, muscular pain, aphatae, inflammation, tooth hypersensitivity, postoperatively, and in small haemangiomas. Most treatment consisted of a series of 12 applications (twice a week) and in 15 cases a second series was applied. Patients were treated with an average dose of 1.8 J/cm2. One hundred fifty four out of 241 patients were asymptomatic at the end of the treatment, 50 improved considerably and 37 were symptomatic. These results confirm that NSLT is an effective tool and brings many benefits for the treatment of many disorders of the Maxillofacial region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1998
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3248, Lasers in Dentistry IV, (22 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306021
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Antonio Luiz Barbosa Pinheiro, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Eudes T. Cavalcanti, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Tatiana I.T.N.R. Pinheiro, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Marcos J.P.C. Alves, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Ezenildes R. Miranda, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Alexandre S. Quevedo, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Medicine (Brazil)
Cecilia T.A. Manzi, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Alessandro L. B. Vieira, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)
Aluizio Barros Rolim, Federal Univ. of Pernambuco School of Dentistry (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3248:
Lasers in Dentistry IV
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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