Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective for Complications of Mandibular Third Molar Surgery? A Literature Review

Document Type: Review Article

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1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

2 Student Research Committee, Faculty of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran

Abstract

Background and aim: Wisdom tooth surgery, as one of the most routine surgeries, has various complications and difficulties for which there is no comprehensive remedy that can compromise all the side effects.
Materials and methods: Low-level laser therapy is a recently recommended method with inconsistent results in different studies done past few decades, but it can be the treatment of choice. By a strategic search of keywords in PUBMED, MEDLINE, and GOOGLE SCHOLAR, 72 articles were explored.
Results: Seventeen randomized clinical trials and preliminary articles were selected based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, such as the coordination of articles with the concept, full-text availability, and clinical trials. (application of laser in fields other than surgery is an exclusion criterion) The data were sorted as four tables after perusal of all the pick-up papers.
Conclusion: Through different sketching of studies and laser applications used, other outcomes are justifiable and reasonable.

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