Low Level Lasertherapy in Treatment of Temporomandibular Disorders

Beatriz de Pedro NETTO, Bruno Salles Sotto MAIOR, Rodrigo Guerra de OLIVEIRA, Marcelo Lucchesi TEIXEIRA, Milton Edson MIRANDA

Abstract


Temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) are musculoskeletal alterations caused by different factors related to physical, psychological and social aspects. Among the many methods of treatment, the use of Low Level Laser Therapy (LILT) is a very promising one, allowing an immediate pain relief, so that the patient can be able to return faster to a social contact. In this context, because of it’s therapeutic effects, the lasertherapy is becoming a widely dicussed way of treatment. The purpose of this literature review is to indicate the LILT as an important tool to treat temporomandibular disorders and also to stimulate other studies with this therapy, so that it can be properly used and achieve satisfactory results. At the end of this study, was suggested a protocol for those pacients that had been suffering of TMDs and who are seeking less aggressive a treatment that can allow an improvement of quality of life.

Keywords


EYWORDS Lasertherapy; Temporomandibular Disorder; LILT



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.7514

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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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