Thalisson Saymo de Oliveira Silva, Laynna Marina Santos Lima, Jessa Iashmin Alcobaça Gomes Machado, Carmen Milena Rodrigues Siqueira Carvalho, Carmem Dolores Vilarinho Soares de Moura
Introduction: Low-level laser therapy has been used as adjuvant in biostimulation of bone repair. Objective: he aim of this paper is to review studies assessing the efects of low-level laser on the process of bone repair at dental implant sites. Methods: An electronic search of papers published between 2002 and 2013 was conducted on PubMed, Scopus and CAPES databases using the keywords “Laser therapy, Low-level”, “Phototherapy”, “Laser therapy”, “Dental implants”. Publications structurally incomplete or not meeting the inclusion criteria were excluded. Results: Sixteen relevant articles were selected, ifteen of which were conducted in an animal model and one randomized clinical trial. Fourteen in vivo studies showed better bone healing in sites irradiated with low-level laser. Conclusion: Low-level laser therapy seems to accelerate the process of bone repair at dental implant sites. Despite promising results obtained in studies with animal models, scientiic evidence from clinical trials remains limited.
Keywords: Low-level laser therapy. Dental implants. Laser therapy. Phototherapy
How to cite: Silva TSO, Lima LMS, Machado JIAG, Carvalho CMRS, Moura CDVS. Inluence of low-level laser on dental implant sites: A literature review. Dental Press Implantol. 2014 July-Sept;8(3):86-94. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14436/2237-650X.8.3.086-094.oar
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