Scientific paper - Original scientific paper
The effects of low level laser therapy on the management of chronic idiopathic orofacial pain: trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular disorders and burning mouth syndrome

Antonić, Robert; Brumini, Martina; Vidović, Ivana; Muhvić Urek, Miranda; Glažar, Irena; Pezelj-Ribarić, Sonja (2017)
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Language English
Title (Croatian)Učinak mekog lasera u liječenju kroničnih idiopatskih bolova orofacijalne regije: trigeminalne neuralgije, temporomandibularnih poremećaja i sindroma pekućih usta
Title (English)The effects of low level laser therapy on the management of chronic idiopathic orofacial pain: trigeminal neuralgia, temporomandibular disorders and burning mouth syndrome
AuthorAntonić, Robert
Brumini, Martina
Vidović, Ivana
Muhvić Urek, Miranda
Glažar, Irena
Pezelj-Ribarić, Sonja
Abstract (Croatian)
Cilj: Ispitati učinke različitih valnih duljina mekog lasera (ML) u liječenju orofacijalnog bola mjerenjem prijavljenog bola na vizualno-analognoj skali (VAS). Materijali i metode: U istraživanju je sudjelovalo 20 ispitanika s trigeminalnom neuralgijom (TN), 20 s temporomandibularnim poremećajima (TMP) i 40 sa sindromom pekućih usta (SPU). 50 % ispitanika u svakoj skupini liječeno je laserom 660 nm, a preostalih 50 % laserom 810 nm. Orofacijalni bol određen je prema VAS-u. Rezultati: Nakon primjene ML-a prijavljeni bol bio je značajno manji za sve ispitanike (P < 0,05). Značajno veće smanjenje bola ostvareno je primjenom lasera 810 nm za sve pacijente te za TN i TMP grupu (P < 0,001; P = 0,005; P = 0,024). Zaključci: ML pokazao se učinkovitom metodom smanjenja bola kod TN-a, TMP-a i SPU-a. Bolji rezultati ostvaruju se primjenom veće valne duljine.
Abstract (English)
Aim: To investigate the efficacy of different wavelengths of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in the management of orofacial pain by measuring the pain reduction using visual analogue scale (VAS). Materials and methods: Study involved 20 patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN), 20 with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and 40 with burning mouth syndrome (BMS). 50 % of the patients in each syndrome group were treated with 660 nm laser, and other 50 % with 810 nm laser. Orofacial pain was quantified by the VAS. Results: VAS was significantly lower after the application of LLLT, in all subjects and for both applied wavelengths (P < 0.05). Efficacy of 810 nm laser compared to 660 nm laser was significantly higher for all patients and in both the TN and TMD groups (P < 0.001; P = 0.005; P = 0.024). Conclusions: LLLT has proven to be an effective intervention in reducing pain in TN, TMD and BMS patients. Better results can be achieved with higher wavelengths.
Keywords (Croatian)bol lica laseri mjerenje bola poremećaji temporomandibularnog zgloba sindrom pekućih usta trigeminalna neuralgija
Keywords (English)burning mouth syndrome facial pain lasers pain measurement temporomandibular joint disorders trigeminal neuralgia
Publication typescientific paper - original scientific paper
Publication statuspublished
Peer reviewpeer review
Journal titleMedicina Fluminensis : Medicina Fluminensis
NumberingVol. 53, No. 1, pp 61-67
ISSN0025-7729
Datepublication: 01.03.2017.
DOI identifier10.21860/medflum2017_173373
Article URLhttp://hrcak.srce.hr/173373
Scientific fieldBIOMEDICINE AND HEALTHCARE
Dental Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Rijeka, Faculty of Medicine
(Department of Endodontics and Restorative Dentistry)
URN:NBNhttps://urn.nsk.hr/urn:nbn:hr:184:355861