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Can Low-Level Laser and Light-Emitting Diode Enhance the Stability of Dental Implants?

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Can Low-Level Laser and Light-Emitting Diode Enhance the Stability of Dental Implants?

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Hassan Mohajerani, Abolfazl Mohammad Salehi, Faraj Tabeie, Shervin Shafiei & Reza Tabrizi 

Abstract

Purpose

Stability of dental implants is an important factor for evaluation of osseointegration. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of combined use of low-level laser (LLL) and light-emitting diode (LED) therapy on the stability of dental implants during the healing phase.

Materials and Methods

This was a randomized clinical trial. Patients were assigned to two groups: In group 1, patients received LLL and LED 20 min/day for 10 days after implant insertion. Patients in group 2 (controls) did not undergo LLL and LED. The implant stability quotient (ISQ) was measured at 0 (time 0), 10 (time 1), 21 (time 2), 42 (time 3) and 63 days (time 4) after implant placement. Independent t test was used to compare the ISQs between the two groups.

Results

Fifty-eight patients were studied in two groups (n = 28). The mean ISQ did not differ immediately after insertion (P > 0.05). The mean ISQ differed significantly between the two groups on days 10, 21, 42 and 63 (P < 0.05). Results demonstrated an increase in the amount of ISQ in group 1 (intervention) at times 1, 2, 3 and 4. In the control group, the amount of ISQ decreased on days 10 and 21 following implant insertion, but increased afterward on days 42 and 63.

Conclusion

The results of this study showed that simultaneous use of LLL and LED increased the stability of the implants after 9 weeks of follow-up.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s12663-019-01210-3