Effect of frequent laser irradiation on orthodontic pain.
Conclusions: Frequent LLLT decreased the perception of pain to a nonsignificant level throughout the week after separator placement, compared with pain perception in the placebo and control groups. Therefore, LLLT might be an effective method of reducing orthodontic pain. PMID: 23241006 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conditions: Gingivitis; Pain; Periodontitis; Tooth Migration Intervention: Device: low level laser therapy Sponsor: Aga Khan University Not yet recruiting
DISCUSSION: Results indicate the suitability of developing new research lines which will optimize the use of HILT. PMID: 31929134 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: Fractional CO2 laser therapy is a valuable tool for the treatment of burn scars which has potential for reducing scar severity. PMID: 31865824 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: This experience suggests that pulsed Nd-YAG laser therapy can be an additional useful tool in the global approach treatment for intersection syndrome, contributing with splint and manual therapy, to full recovery even in mechanically stressful conditions. (www.actabiomedica.it). PMID: 31910183 [PubMed - in process]
A 60-year-old male patient with a history of chronic drinking and smoking was diagnosed as having squamous cell carcinoma on the tongue beyond surgical therapeutic possibility. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy were indicated. After the fifth cycle of chemotherapy concomitant with radiotherapy, the patient reported pain in the oral cavity, which worsened after the use of methotrexate to treat peripheral neuropathy. The condition progressed to extensive oral ulcers requiring the use of a nasogastric tube for feeding.
Fusariosis is a fungal infection that affects immunocompromised hosts and is mainly fatal in its disseminated form. A 49-year-old male patient with acute myeloid leukemia, hepatic and splenic infiltration, thrombocytopenia, odynophagia, and abdominal pain was referred for evaluation. Clinical examination revealed nasal and small oral ulcers with erythematous halo on the soft palate, and diagnostic hypotheses were bacterial or viral infection. Treatment with cefepime and vancomycin, local hygiene, and low-level laser therapy were adopted, and lesions presented remission.
We report 2 clinical cases: The first affected a female patient with erosions and ulcers lesions on the lip and intraoral mucosa who was complaining of severe pain.
In conclusion, 14 relevant clinical studies were identified. This study shows the possibility to obtain an increase in tooth movement between 31% and 100% depending on the laser therapy considered and the time interval for measuring the value. In addition, there is a potential impact in reducing orthodontic pain limited to the day following the application of laser therapy when orthodontic therapy includes canine retraction, and during a period not exceeding five days from the placement of fixed orthodontic appliances in the others clinical cases.Low-level Laser Therapy is considered effective both to increase the movement...
In this study, we quantified the effects of oxytocin or LLLT alone and the combination of oxytocin and LLLT on cortical excitation induced by electrical stimulation of the dental pulp using optical imaging with a voltage-sensitive dye in the neuropathic pain model with partial ligation of the infraorbital nerve (pl-ION). We applied oxytocin (OXT, 0.5 μmol) to the rat once on the day of pl-ION locally to the injured nerve. LLLT using a diode laser (810 nm, 0.1 W, 500 sec, continuous mode) was performed daily via the skin to the injured nerve from the day of pl-ION to 2 days after pl-ION. Cortical responses to electrical ...
Coral Springs, FL – November 25, 2019 – The Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), recently announced its first “Lasers 101” full day educational track at the upcoming 27th annual conference and exhibition, April 2-4 at the Paradise Point Resort in San Diego.Specifically, the “Lasers 101” track is a day pass program entitled “So You Got a Laser. Now What?” This program will take place on Saturday, April 4th from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM. According to ALD executive director, Gail Siminovsky, CAE, “This learning track is designed to excite clinicians interested in expl oring laser d...