Pulpotomies with Low-Level Laser Therapy in Human Primary Teeth: A Report of Two Cases

JOURNAL TITLE: International Journal of Laser Dentistry

Author
1. Natalino Lourenço Neto
2. Ana Paula Fernandes
3. Nádia Carolina Teixeira Marques
4. Maria Aparecida Andrade Moreira Machado
5. Ruy Cesar Camargo Abdo
ISSN
2249-5614
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10022-1047
Volume
3
Issue
3
Publishing Year
2013
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Public Health, University of São Paulo, Bauru School of Dentistry Brazil
    1. Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Public Health, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo Brazil
    1. Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Public Health, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo Brazil
    1. Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Public Health, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo Brazil
    1. Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics and Public Health, Bauru School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo Brazil
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    Abstract

    Several studies investigating the Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) have shown their potential to increase healing, stimulate dentinogenesis and preserve vitality of the dental pulp. The aim of this case report is to show two clinical cases of pulpotomy with LLLT in the mandibular primary molars followed by calcium hydroxide at 6, 12 and 18 months clinical and radiographic follow-up. The clinical and radiographic examination of the pulpotomized teeth and their periradicular area revealed that the treatments were successful in maintaining the teeth asymptomatic and preserving pulpal vitality. LLLT may be considered as an effective alternative for primary teeth. Although our results are encouraging, further studies and longer followup assessments are needed in order to determine the clinical indication of LLLT.

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