Low-level laser therapy used to enhance the bone regeneration

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Study: low-level laser therapy used to enhance the bone regeneration

G. BEREÅžESCU*, M. MONEA, D. POP, S. MUCENIC, A. MONEA. University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Tirgu Mures, Romania, JOURNAL OF OPTOELECTRONICS AND ADVANCED MATERIALS Vol. 17, No. 5-6, May – June 2015, p. 552 – 555

The aim of this study is to assess the clinical effectiveness of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) with respect to the acceleration of bone regeneration after regenerative periodontal treatment in intrabony defects.

Thirty patients with intrabony defects, aged between 25-65, non-smokers, good health conditions present at the time of the surgery, were included in this study. randomly divided in two groups, control, fifteen patients, and test group, fifteen patients. Informed consent was obtained. Each patient presented at least one periodontal defect treated by bone allograft. The test group received postsurgical treatment with low-level laser therapy (LLLT).

The equipment used was OsseoPulse AM300, at an intensity of 20mW/cm2, for 20 minutes per day, for 21 consecutive days. The control group received no treatment with LLLT. The bone formation was evaluated in both groups at baseline and 6 months postoperative by the means of tissue biopsy followed by histological analysis. Radiographic evaluation showed more rapid bone regeneration in the test group compared with the control. Clinical data indicate the possibility of more rapid wound closure and subsequent healing in zones treated with LLLT as compared with control. Radiographic evaluation showed more rapid bone regeneration in the test group compared with the control.

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