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J Clin Exp Dent. 2015 Oct 1;7(4):e524-7. doi: 10.4317/jced.52298. eCollection 2015 Oct.

Evaluation of the efficacy of low-level laser in improving the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome.

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1
Oral Medicine Department, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran ; Oral and Dental Disease Research Center, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.
2
Research Center for Children and Adolescent's Health, Baharan psychiatric center Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, Zahedan, Iran.
3
Dentist.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is common conditions that affects menopause women, patients suffer from sever burning sensation. Up to now there is no definitive treatment for this disease. Present study was undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser (LLL) in improving the symptoms of burning mouth syndrome.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Twenty patients with BMS were enrolled in this study; they were divided in two groups randomly. In the laser group, in each patient, 10 areas on the oral mucosa were selected and underwent LLL irradiation at a wavelength of 630 nm, and a power of 30 mW for 10 seconds twice a week for 4 weeks. In the placebo group, silent/off laser therapy was carried out during the same period in the same areas. Burning sensation and quality of life were evaluated.

RESULTS:

Burning sensation severity and quality of life in the two groups after intervention were different significant statistically, (p= 0.004, p= 0.01 respectively) .Patients in laser group had better results.

CONCLUSIONS:

It can be concluded that low level laser might decrease the intensity of burning mouth syndrome.

KEY WORDS:

Pain, low-level laser, burning mouth syndrome, oral mucosa.

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