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Low-intensity laser therapy to treat dentin hypersensitivity: comparative clinical study using different light doses
Author(s): Rosane F. Z. Lizarelli; Marcello Oliveira Mazzetto; Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
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Paper Abstract

Dentin hypersensitivity is the most common patient's complain related to pain. In fact, this is a challenge to treat specially if conventional techniques are used. The possibility to treat pain through a low intensity laser gives us an opportunity to solve this important clinical problem without promote a discomfort to patient. The main point here is not if this kind of treatment is anti- inflammatory to pulp and/or biostimulatory to production of irregular secondary dentin. The most important point here is to understand how much energy is necessary to reach conditions where to tooth become insensible to external stimulus. Our double-blinded study compared a group without laser (Placebo) with five other groups where different doses at 660 nm low intensity laser were employed. The final conclusion is that for 660 nm laser therapy, the doses from 0.13 to 2.0 J/cm2 were more efficiency than the others. The follow up care in this study was of 45 days.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4422, Low-Level Laser Therapy, (26 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.425515
Show Author Affiliations
Rosane F. Z. Lizarelli, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Marcello Oliveira Mazzetto, Univ. de Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato, Instituto de Fisica de Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4422:
Low-Level Laser Therapy
Tatiana I. Solovieva, Editor(s)

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