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Subjective and objective evaluation of low-level laser therapy after molar extraction
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 this study was to evaluate the different frequencies of low-level laser radiation on healing process after human molar extractions. Frequencies of 5 Hz, 292 Hz and 9000 Hz were used in experiments. Monitoring of secretory IgA and albumin level in saliva and changes in bone density were used as objective markers of biostimulatory effect. Subjective evaluation of therapy was observed using scale. Changes of sIgA, albumin levels and bone density were compared in group of 150 patients. 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. We observed significant differences between the increase of sIgA res. Albumin and subjective treatment feelings. Bone density after extraction and six-months after surgical treatment was examined using the dental digital radiovisiography. There were detected no significant differences between bone density in irradiated and non- irradiated groups perhaps due to our used therapy diagram.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 June 2000
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4166, Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (28 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.389496
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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, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4166:
Laser Florence '99: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R.A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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