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Avances en Odontoestomatología

versão On-line ISSN 2340-3152versão impressa ISSN 0213-1285


DIAZ PEREZ, R.; GUZMAN RUIZ, A.  e  GUTIERREZ VALDEZ, D.H.. Therapeutic laser effectiveness in ailment with orofacial pain. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.2, pp.87-93. ISSN 2340-3152.


Laser Low Level Therapy is effective, minimally invasive and without serious side effects for many diseases, it produces analgesia, anti-inflammatory action, muscle relaxation, tissue regeneration and repair, reduction of edema and hyperemia; the aim was to determine analgesic effectiveness of therapeutic laser in facial trauma, trigeminal neuralgia, facial palsy and temporomandibular disorders.


included 30 consecutive patients attended in maxillofacial surgery department in Regional Hospital Adolfo López Mateos of ISSSTE, with chronic pain, failure of conservative treatment without use of controlled drugs. Diode laser of Galium and Aluminum Arsenide was applied each fifteen days until pain disappeared or up to six months. To evaluate association between pain intensity and ailment we used X2, to determinate laser effectiveness F de Friedman was used. The information was processed in SPSS v.15.0.


female was predominant (93,3ü) mean age was 48±12 years. Over six months 80ü of patients reported no pain, in the others, pain decreased significantly, there was no association between ailment and pain intensity X2=38.245 (p=0.074). Pain decreased was statistically significant, Friedman test (p<0.001). We concluded that Laser therapy decreased significantly pain intensity in all ailments.


The inclusion of several painful orofacial ailments with the same treatment protocol allowed contrasting the results of this alternative therapy.

Palavras-chave : Laser therapy; facial pain; chronic pain.

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