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Secretory IgA, albumin, and bone-density level changes as markers of biostimulatory effects from laser radiation on the healing process after extraction of human molars on the lower jaw
Author(s): Hana Kucerova M.D.; Tatjana Dostalova M.D.; Lucia Himmlova; Jirina Bartova; Jiri Mazanek
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Paper Abstract

The aim of study was to evaluate the effect of low-level laser radiation on the healing process after human lower molar extraction. Frequencies of 5 Hz, 292 Hz and 9000 Hz were used in this experiment. Monitoring the secretory IgA and albumin levels in saliva and changes in bone density were used as a marker of biostimulatory effect. Bone density after extraction and six month after surgical treatment was examined using the dental digital radiography. Wound closure was followed by healing of bone structure in extraction site. Changes of secretory IgA, albumin levels and bone density were compared in groups of patients with laser treatment and control group without any laser therapy. Differences in levels of the saliva markers were found to be significant comparing irradiated and non-irradiated groups, as well as comparing groups irradiated by various modulatory frequencies. Density of alveolar bone was examined on five slices acquired from every digital radiography image. Histogram were evaluated wit a computer program for microscopic image analysis. Density differences were verified in area of the whole slice. There were no significant differences found between bone density in irradiated and non irradiated groups perhaps due to our used therapeutical diagram.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3593, Lasers in Dentistry V, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348358
Show Author Affiliations
Hana Kucerova M.D., Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Tatjana Dostalova M.D., Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Lucia Himmlova, Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Jirina Bartova, Institute of Dental Research (Czech Republic)
Jiri Mazanek, First Medical Faculty/Charles Univ. Prague (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3593:
Lasers in Dentistry V
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann D.D.S.; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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