Volume 6 Issue 10 (October, 2018)

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Effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on post extraction wound healing
Anuj Singh Parihar, Richa Pathak

Background: The impaction is define as any tooth that is prevented to reaching its normal position by tissue, bone and another tooth or unerupted tooth, partially erupted tooth in the position of the against another tooth. The former is "physically" blocked in its path of eruption, while the latter is compromised by its lack of eruptive force often without known. Regeneration takes place in three overlapping phases. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is also known as “soft laser therapy” and bio-stimulation. The use of LLLT in health care has been documented in the literature for more than three decades. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that LLLT is effective for some specific applications in dentistry. Aim: To compare the effect of wound healing in progress of with LLLT (low level laser therapy) & Normal procedure, also to compare the Swelling of Mouth with LLLT (low level laser therapy) & Normal procedure, and to compare the Pain with LLLT (low level laser therapy) & Normal procedure. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients (15 for test Group & 15 for Control Group) with the same condition of any extraction of teeth composed the sample of this study. Both male and female were included in the study and they were aged between 20 - 40 yrs. In this study, any teeth with history of extraction were included. Patients were divided into two categories. One group compromised test site and other as control site. The study is Prospective Single blind randomize trial. In one day, single side extractions were done, test or control side was randomly selected and followed them in 7 days. Radiographs were evaluated completely for position, type and difficulty index. Procedures of both Groups were performed via same surgeon to prevent the bias. Results: As we compared the effect of LLLT, there is no such difference in pain on Ist & IInd day, but from the third day there is massive reduction in the swelling, Pain and inflammation. Conclusion: LLLT show the more effective effect on the pain, swelling & inflammation and increases, the Inter-incisal distance.
Key words: Low level laser therapy, Wound healing.

Received: 12 September  2018                                 Revised: 22 September 2018                          Accepted: 26 September 2018

Corresponding author: Dr. Anuj Singh Parihar, Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontology, RKDF Dental College & Research Centre, Bhopal -462021, Madhya Pradesh, India

This article may be cited as: Parihar AS, Pathak R. Effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on post extraction wound healing. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(10):6-14.

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