Good clinical evidence of efficacy for a range of dental conditions
Treatment outcomes found to be effective leading to:
• Reduction in pain.
• Reduction in inflammation and trismus.
• Improvement in wound healing.
• Significantly better pain reduction for LLLT as a monotherapy compared to placebo¹
• “Superior” outcomes compared to topical desensitising agents²
• Moderate benefit for trismus compared to controls (average of 4.2 mm on the second day and 5.2 mm on the seventh
day after surgery) when used as adjunct therapy.³
• “Low-level lasers [LLLT] have been shown to be effective in improving oral and maxillofacial pain,” in particular
pain due to trigeminal neuralgia and post-herpetic neuralgia.⁶
• “Submucosal debridement with adjunctive local delivery of…laser treatment may reduce clinical signs of
peri-implant mucosal inflammation to a greater extent relative to submucosal debridement using curettes
with adjunctive irrigation with chlorhexidine.” ⁷
• Significant pain reduction and faster pain relief using LLLT during placement of orthodontic appliances
• Reductions in prostaglandin-E(2) (PGE(2) levels, a pro-inflammatory mediator ¹⁰
• Significantly improved wound healing in patients following gingivetcomy operations¹¹, ¹²
• Decreased pain in children after receiving LLLT treatment before cavity preparation¹³
• Significant improvements in gingival inflammation¹⁴, ¹⁵
• As an adjunct therapy, significantly reduced pain one day post-surgery¹⁶
• Significant improvements in pain and movement¹⁷, ¹⁸