Clinical evaluation of the low intensity laser antialgic action of GaAIAs (wavelength=785 nm) in the treatment of the temporomandibular disorders
Sanseverino NTM, Sanseverino CAM, Ribeiro MS et al.
The Journal of Laser Therapy MILLENNIUM EDITION ? VOLUMES 12 & 13
Lasers in Medicine and Surgery (2002) Supplement 14, Atlanta, Georgia.
The improved outcome of laser therapy, if higher doses are given, is documented in the study by Sanseverino 10 patients with pain and limitation of movements of the jaw were treated by 785 nm GaAIAs laser, dose 45 J/cm2. The joint and tender points in the masticatory and otherwise involved muscles was applied three times per week during three weeks. A control group of 10 patients was given sham laser therapy. The evaluation was performed through subjective pain assessment and measurement of the movements of the jaw. There was a significant improvement in the laser group only.