The application of laser as a therapeutic measure in nervous regeneration in dentistry has not been a discussed subject, even though the knowledge about the response of the peripheral nervous system is very important in practice as well as in the recovery of the patient. It has been proposed that low-level laser (LLL) therapy has beneficial effects on tissues; LLL therapy acts as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous, anti-cellulitic tool, and it stimulates cellular trofism. In the present study, we conducted a meta-analysis of available literature regarding the response of the injured nerve to low-power laser using search engines EBSCO and PUBMED. The literature refers to the stimulant effect of the low-level laser in the neoformation of vessels and to the existing bibliographic evidence to propose that this mechanism is important in nervous regeneration. There is limited bibliographic evidence on the effects of LLL therapy in dentistry.
KEY WORDS: low level laser, laser, odontology, nervous regeneration.
How to cite this article
PEDEMONTE, S. M. E; SUAZO, G. I. C.; CANTÍN L. M. & SCHNEEBERGER, L. D. C. Low level laser in odontostomatology practice, a critical review. Int. J. Odontostomat., 2(1):53-60, 2008.