Low level laser therapy in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis

Alyne Simões, Fernanda De Paula Eduardo, Cesar A. Migliorati, Mark Schubert

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Abstract

Oral mucositis (OM) occurs frequently on the non-keratinized mucosa, such as that of the buccal mucosa, labial mucosa, lateral/ventral tongue, and floor of the mouth. An increasing number of studies have been reported that support the use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) as an efficacious technique for the prevention and management of OM. This chapter first discusses the biology and mechanisms involved in the development of OM, and then describes how LLLT can be used as an auxiliary therapy for OM healing and pain relief. However, due to the use of a wide range of laser protocols (energy, energy density, power, irradiation area, etc.), variation in laser dosimetry and laser application mode (contact and noncontact), the use of diverse mucositis scales, as well as differences in patient populations treated, it is difficult to compare the results of these studies and recommend standardized protocols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLasers in Dentistry
Subtitle of host publicationGuide for Clinical Practice
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages321-330
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781118987742
ISBN (Print)9781118275023
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2015

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Stomatitis
Lasers
Mucous Membrane
Mouth Floor
Mucositis
Mouth Mucosa
Therapeutics
Lip
Tongue
Pain
Low-Level Light Therapy
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)

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Simões, A., De Paula Eduardo, F., Migliorati, C. A., & Schubert, M. (2015). Low level laser therapy in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis. In Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice (pp. 321-330). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118987742.ch40

Low level laser therapy in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis. / Simões, Alyne; De Paula Eduardo, Fernanda; Migliorati, Cesar A.; Schubert, Mark.

Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. p. 321-330.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Simões, A, De Paula Eduardo, F, Migliorati, CA & Schubert, M 2015, Low level laser therapy in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis. in Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 321-330. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118987742.ch40
Simões A, De Paula Eduardo F, Migliorati CA, Schubert M. Low level laser therapy in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis. In Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell. 2015. p. 321-330 https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118987742.ch40
Simões, Alyne ; De Paula Eduardo, Fernanda ; Migliorati, Cesar A. ; Schubert, Mark. / Low level laser therapy in the prevention and treatment of oral mucositis. Lasers in Dentistry: Guide for Clinical Practice. Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. pp. 321-330
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