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Erschienen in: Lasers in Dental Science 2/2021

27.03.2021 | Original Article

Photobiomodulation therapy with 810-nm laser as an alternative to injection for anesthesia in dentistry

verfasst von: Arash Ebrahimi, Márcia Martins Marques, Thais Gimenez Miniello, Norbert Gutknecht

Erschienen in: Lasers in Dental Science | Ausgabe 2/2021

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Abstract

Purpose

Considering the need of the patients to receive dental services with less pain and more comfort, as well as the need for low-risk and non-pharmacological treatments, this study aimed to evaluate the efficiency and acceptance of anesthesia induced by photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) using an 810-nm wavelength laser in comparison to conventional injection of local anesthesia for restorative dentistry procedures.

Methods

Each patient (45 participants) received two treatments: one by PBMT-induced anesthesia and one by injection of local anesthesia. PBMT-induced anesthesia was applied with an 810-nm diode laser. At the end of each treatment, patients scored the anesthesia according to the Wang-Baker FACES pain rating scale.

Results

The PBMT-induced anesthesia showed pain score values lower than those of traditional injection of local anesthesia in both jaws and both sides of the same jaw (split mouth) (P < 0.05). PBMT-induced anesthesia was well-accepted by the majority of the patients, which declared the preference for this type of anesthesia for their future restorative procedures.

Conclusion

This study demonstrates that PBMT-induced anesthesia with the parameters described may be a good alternative to injection of local anesthesia for many patients in restorative dentistry. In fact, PBMT-induced anesthesia showed to be more effective than the traditional injection of local anesthesia for controlling pain and discomfort during cavity preparation.
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Metadaten
Titel
Photobiomodulation therapy with 810-nm laser as an alternative to injection for anesthesia in dentistry
verfasst von
Arash Ebrahimi
Márcia Martins Marques
Thais Gimenez Miniello
Norbert Gutknecht
Publikationsdatum
27.03.2021
Verlag
Springer International Publishing
Erschienen in
Lasers in Dental Science / Ausgabe 2/2021
Elektronische ISSN: 2367-2587
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s41547-021-00120-3

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