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Assessment of the effects of laser photobiomodulation on peri-implant bone repair through energy dispersive x-ray fluorescence: A study of dogs
Author(s): R. F. Menezes; N. C. Araújo; V. S. M. Carneiro; L. M. Moreno; L. A. P. Guerra; A. P. Santos Neto; M. E. M. Gerbi
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Paper Abstract

Bone neoformation is essential in the osteointegration of implants and has been correlated with the repair capacity of tissues, the blood supply and the function of the cells involved. Laser therapy accelerates the mechanical imbrication of peri-implant tissue by increasing osteoblastic activity and inducing ATP, osteopontin and the expression of sialoproteins. Objective: The aim of the present study was to assess peri-implant bone repair using the tibia of dogs that received dental implants and laser irradiation (AsGaAl 830nm – 40mW, CW, f~0.3mm) through Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF). Methodology: Two groups were established: G1 (Control, n=20; two dental implants were made in the tibia of each animal; 10 animals); G2 (Experimental, n=20, two dental implants were made in the tibia each animal + Laser therapy; 10 animals). G2 was irradiated every 48 hours for two weeks, with a total of seven sessions. The first irradiation was conducted during the surgery, at which time a point in the surgical alveolus was irradiated prior to the placement of the implant and four new spatial positions were created to the North, South, East and West (NSEW) of the implant. The subsequent sessions involved irradiation at these four points and at one infra-implant point (in the direction of the implant apex). Each point received 4J/cm2 and a total dose of 20J/cm2 per session (treatment dose=140J/cm2). The specimens were removed 15 and 30 days after the operation for the EDXRF test. The Mann- Whitney statistical test was used to assess the results. Results: The increase in the calcium concentration in the periimplant region of the irradiated specimens (G2) was statistically significant (p < 0.05), when compared with the control group (G1). Conclusion: The results of the present study show that irradiation with the AsGaAl laser promoted an acceleration in bone repair in the peri-implant region.

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Date Published: 23 March 2016
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9695, Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation Therapy XI, 96950T (23 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2214262
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R. F. Menezes, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
N. C. Araújo, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
V. S. M. Carneiro, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
L. M. Moreno, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
L. A. P. Guerra, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
A. P. Santos Neto, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)
M. E. M. Gerbi, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9695:
Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation Therapy XI
Michael R. Hamblin; James D. Carroll; Praveen Arany, Editor(s)

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