The effect of 980 nm diode laser in relieving temporomandibular joint pain: a clinical study

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The effect of 980 nm diode laser in relieving temporomandibular joint pain: a clinical study

Hareth A. Alrikabi, Lamyaa A. Saeed
Int. J. Biosci.21( 1), 216-220, July 2022.
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Abstract

There are a lot of people suffering from temporomandibular joint pain and laser therapy is developing and gives promising results. This study aimed to explore the effect of diode laser on temporomandibular joint pain. The method is basically based on irradiating the temporomandibular joint area by using a 980-nanometer diode laser and recording the condition of the patients before and after laser therapy. 10 persons visited the dental clinic suffering from a variant degree of pain in the temporomandibular joint area. All those patients were subjected to the same laser protocol. All the patients came to the dental clinic again after one week to evaluate their condition. The diode laser showed good results in relieving the pain with about 60% of the patients feeling better. Based on the results of this study, the diode laser was a good choice for relieving temporomandibular joint pain.

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Author disclosure statement No competing financial interests exist. Reprint requests sent to: Hareth A. Alrikabi. National University of Science and Technology, College of Dentistry, Dhi-Qar, Iraq. hareth.a-abd@nust.edu.iq