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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898256/comparative-study-of-the-physiotherapeutic-and-drug-protocol-and-low-level-laser-irradiation-in-the-treatment-of-pain-associated-with-temporomandibular-dysfunction
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Marcos Fernando Xisto Braga Cavalcanti, Uoston Holder Silva, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Rodrigo A B Lopes-Martins, Rodrigo Labat Marcos, Rodney Capp Pallotta, Francesca Diomede, Oriana Trubiani, Natalia De Isla, Lucio Frigo
BACKGROUND: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a structure of the craniofacial complex affected by neurological diseases. Orthopedic and musculoskeletal changes can also cause temporomandibular disorders (TMD) and pain. Low-level laser (LLL) therapy has been studied in the treatment of temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) dysfunction, and controversial results were obtained. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was comparing the physiotherapeutic and drug protocol (PDP) to LLL therapy in the treatment of pain associated with TMD...
November 29, 2016: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330698/low-level-laser-therapy-versus-pharmacotherapy-in-improving-myofascial-pain-disorder-syndrome
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Hamid Reza Khalighi, Hamed Mortazavi, Seyed Masoud Mojahedi, Saranaz Azari-Marhabi, Faranak Moradi Abbasabadi
INTRODUCTION: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) lead to masticatory muscle pain, jaw movement disability and limitation in mouth opening. Pain is the chief complaint in 90% of the TMD patients which leads to disability and severe socioeconomic costs. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic effects of low level laser therapy (LLLT) compared to pharmacotherapy with NSAIDs (naproxen) in myofascial pain disorder syndrome (MPDS). METHODS: In this randomized controlled clinical trial, 40 MPDS patients were divided into two groups...
2016: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27085322/effects-of-oral-motor-exercises-and-laser-therapy-on-chronic-temporomandibular-disorders-a-randomized-study-with-follow-up
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Barbara Cristina Zanandréa Machado, Marcelo Oliveira Mazzetto, Marco Antonio M Rodrigues Da Silva, Cláudia Maria de Felício
This study investigated the efficacy of combining low-level laser therapy (LLLT) with oral motor exercises (OM-exercises) for rehabilitation of patients with chronic temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). Eighty-two patients with chronic TMD and 20 healthy subjects (control group) participated in the study. Patients were randomly assigned to treatment groups: GI (LLLT + OM exercises), GII (orofacial myofunctional therapy-OMT-which contains pain relief strategies and OM-exercises), and GIII (LLLT placebo + OM-exercises) and GIV (LLLT)...
July 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26587294/evaluation-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-tmd-patients
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Simel Ayyildiz, Faruk Emir, Cem Sahin
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (laser) is one of the most recent treatment modalities in dentistry. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is suggested to have biostimulating and analgesic effects through direct irradiation without causing thermal response. There are few studies that have investigated the efficacy of laser therapy in temporomandibular disorders (TMD), especially in reduced mouth opening. The case report here evaluates performance of LLLT with a diode laser for temporomandibular clicking and postoperative findings were evaluated in two cases of TMD patients...
2015: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26225009/management-of-temporomandibular-disorders-with-low-level-laser-therapy
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Nabeel Sayed, C Murugavel, A Gnanam
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) in relation to pain intensity, tender points, joint sounds and jaw movements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty patients received 6 sessions of LLLT (3 times a week for 2 weeks) with semiconductive diode laser (gallium arsenide; 904 nm, 0.6 W, 60 s, 4 J/cm(2)). Pain intensity, number of tender points, joint sounds and active range of motion were assessed before and immediately after each session and after 1, 2 weeks, 1, 3 and 6 months...
December 2014: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26040789/effects-of-exercise-training-and-photobiomodulation-therapy-extraphoto-on-pain-in-women-with-fibromyalgia-and-temporomandibular-disorder-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mariana Moreira da Silva, Regiane Albertini, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, José Antonio Silva, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Luis Vicente Franco de Oliveira, Cezar Augusto Souza Casarin, Erinaldo Luiz Andrade, Danilo Sales Bocalini, Andrey Jorge Serra
BACKGROUND: Fibromyalgia (FM) is a syndrome most prevalent in women, in whom it is characterized mainly by chronic pain. An important issue is that many patients with FM are reported to have temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD), and the coexistence of these pathologies generates a clinical outcome of high complexity. The literature is unclear regarding an effective therapy for reducing pain in patients with both comorbidities. Exercise training and phototherapy (low-level laser therapy with light-emitting diode) are two of the approaches used to treat pain...
June 4, 2015: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25642095/analysis-of-laser-therapy-and-assessment-methods-in-the-rehabilitation-of-temporomandibular-disorder-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Carolina Marciela Herpich, Ana Paula Amaral, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Juliana de Paiva Tosato, Cid Andre Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Éric Edmur Camargo Arruda, Igor Phillip Dos Santos Glória, Marilia Barbosa Santos Garcia, Bruno Roberto Borges Barbosa, Monique Sampaio Rodrigues, Katiane Lima Silva, Yasmin El Hage, Fabiano Politti, Tabajara de Oliveira Gonzalez, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez
The aim of the present study was to perform a systematic review of the literature on the effects of low-level laser therapy in the treatment of TMD, and to analyze the use of different assessment tools. [Subjects and Methods] Searches were carried out of the BIREME, MEDLINE, PubMed and SciELO electronic databases by two independent researchers for papers published in English and Portuguese using the terms: "temporomandibular joint laser therapy" and "TMJ laser treatment". [Results] Following the application of the eligibility criteria, 11 papers were selected for in-depth analysis...
January 2015: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25628667/effect-of-low-level-laser-on-healing-of-temporomandibular-joint-osteoarthritis-in-rats
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Ali Peimani, Farimah Sardary
OBJECTIVE: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are clinical conditions characterized by pain and sounds of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). This study was designed to assess the effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on healing of osteoarthritis in rats with TMD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-two male Wistar rats (250-200 g) were housed in standard plastic cages. After injection of Complete Freund's adjuvant into the TMJ, rats were randomly divided into two groups of 16 (case and control) and anesthetized; then osteoarthritis was induced via intraarticular injection of 50 µl of Complete Freund's adjuvant; into the bilateral TMJs...
May 2014: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25514875/effects-of-phototherapy-on-muscle-activity-and-pain-in-individuals-with-temporomandibular-disorder-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Carolina Marciela Herpich, Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal-Junior, Ana Paula Amaral, Juliana de Paiva Tosato, Igor Phillip dos Santos Glória, Marília Barbosa Santos Garcia, Bruno Roberto Borges Barbosa, Yasmin El Hage, Éric Edmur Camargo Arruda, Cid Ándre Fidelis de Paula Gomes, Monique Sampaio Rodrigues, Dowglas Fernando Magalhães de Sousa, Paulo de Tarso Camillo de Carvalho, Sandra Kalil Bussadori, Tabajara de Oliveira Gonzalez, Fabiano Politti, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez
BACKGROUND: According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the term temporomandibular disorder (TMD) regards a subgroup of orofacial pain, the symptoms of which include pain or discomfort in the temporomandibular joint, ears, masticatory muscles and neck on one or both sides, as well as joint sounds, limited mandibular movements or mandibular deviation and difficulties chewing. Phototherapy, such as low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and light-emitting diode (LED) therapy, is one of the resources used to treatment muscle pain...
2014: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25491183/efficacy-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-tmds-a-meta-analysis-of-14-randomised-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
J Chen, Z Huang, M Ge, M Gao
This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs). We searched electronic databases and references lists of relevant articles, retrieved all of the published randomised controlled trials in regard to these issues and then performed a meta-analysis. Fourteen highly qualified RCTs reporting on a total of 454 patients, which evaluated the effectiveness of LLLT for patients suffering from TMDs were retrieved. The results indicated that LLLT was not better than placebo in reducing chronic TMD pain (weighted mean difference = -19·39; 95% confidence interval = -40·80-2·03; P < 0·00001; I(2)  = 99%)...
April 2015: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24660647/efficacy-of-red-and-infrared-lasers-in-treatment-of-temporomandibular-disorders-a-double-blind-randomized-parallel-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Túlio Silva Pereira, Olga Dumont Flecha, Raphael Castro Guimarães, Douglas de Oliveira, Adriana Maria Botelho, José Cristiano Ramos Glória, Karine Taís Aguiar Tavano
AIM: Low-level laser therapy has still not been well established, and it is important to define a standardized protocol for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) using low level laser. There is no consensus on controlled clinical trials concerning the best option for laser therapy with regard to wavelength. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of red and infrared laser therapy in patients with TMD, using a randomized parallel-group double-blind trial. METHODOLOGY: Each hemiface of 19 subjects was randomized to receive intervention, in a total of 116 sensitive points...
January 2014: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24504660/effectiveness-of-occlusal-splints-and-low-level-laser-therapy-on-myofascial-pain
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Nermin Demirkol, Fatih Sari, Mehmet Bulbul, Mehmet Demirkol, Irfan Simsek, Aslihan Usumez
The present study was designed to evaluate the effects of low-level laser (Nd:YAG) therapy and occlusal splints in patients with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) characterized with myofascial pain (MP). A total of 30 patients were selected after being diagnosed with MP according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TDM). The patients were divided into three groups. The first group was occlusal splint (OS) group A (n = 10), the second was low-level laser therapy (LLLT) group B (n = 10), and the last group C was placebo (n = 10)...
April 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24197518/comparative-clinical-study-of-light-analgesic-effect-on-temporomandibular-disorder-tmd-using-red-and-infrared-led-therapy
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Vitor Hugo Panhoca, Rosane de Fatima Zanirato Lizarelli, Silvia Cristina Nunez, Renata Campi de Andrade Pizzo, Clovis Grecco, Fernanda Rossi Paolillo, Vanderlei Salvador Bagnato
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been widely applied in pain relief in several clinical situations, including temporomandibular disorders (TMD). However, the effects of LED therapy on TMD has not been investigated. This study aims to evaluate the effects of red and infrared LEDs on: (1) tissue temperature in ex vivo and (2) pain relief and mandibular range of motion in patients with TMD. Thirty patients between 18 and 40 years old were included and randomly assigned to three groups. The two experimental groups were: the red LED (630 ± 10 nm) group and the infrared LED (850 ± 10 nm) group...
February 2015: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23876095/evaluation-of-effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-adolescents-with-temporomandibular-disorder-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Camila Haddad Leal de Godoy, Paula Fernanda da Costa Silva, Deise Sales de Araujo, Lara Jansiski Motta, Daniela Aparecida Biasotto-Gonzalez, Fabiano Politti, Raquel Agnelli Mesquita-Ferrari, Kristianne Porta Santos Fernandes, Regiane Albertini, Sandra Kalil Bussadori
BACKGROUND: A number of problems involving the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and associated structures can lead to temporomandibular disorder (TMD). The aim of the proposed study is to assess the effect of low-level laser therapy on occlusal contacts, mandibular movements, electromyography activity in the muscles of mastication and pain in adolescents with TMD. METHODS/DESIGN: A randomized, controlled, double-blind, clinical trial will be carried out involving 85 male and female adolescents between 15 and 18 years of age...
2013: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23795403/does-low-intensity-laser-therapy-reduce-pain-and-change-orofacial-myofunctional-conditions
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Melissa de Oliveira Melchior, Giovana Cherubini Venezian, Barbara Cristina Zanandréa Machado, Renata Filgueira Borges, Marcelo Oliveira Mazzetto
Due to its multifactorial pain aspects, combined therapies are required for the the comprehensive management of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD). Interdisciplinary forms of therapies, such as laser therapy, and health care or medical professionals, such as speech therapists, have been proposed for this comprehensive management. The aims of this study were the following: 1. verify whether low-intensity laser therapy would promote significant pain remission; 2. evaluate whether this changes orofacial myofunctional conditions in the sample, as tested, using the Orofacial Myofunctional Evaluation with Scores (OMES); and 3...
April 2013: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23722130/the-use-of-low-level-laser-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-temporomandibular-joint-disorders-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Judit Herranz-Aparicio, Eduardo Vázquez-Delgado, Josep Arnabat-Domínguez, Antoni España-Tost, Cosme Gay-Escoda
INTRODUCTION: The temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) have been identified as the most important cause of pain in the facial region. The low level laser therapy (LLLT) has demonstrated to have an analgesic, anti-inflammatory and biostimulating effects. The LLLT is a noninvasive, quick and safe, non-pharmaceutical intervention that may be beneficial for patients with TMDs. However the clinical efficiency of LLLT in the treatment of this kind of disorders is controversial. OBJECTIVES: Literature review in reference to the use of LLLT in the treatment of TMDs, considering the scientific evidence level of the published studies...
July 2013: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23329239/effect-of-low-level-laser-therapy-on-pain-levels-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mila Leite de Moraes Maia, Leonardo Rigoldi Bonjardim, Jullyana de Souza Siqueira Quintans, Maria Amália Gonzaga Ribeiro, Luiz Guilherme Martins Maia, Paulo César Rodrigues Conti
UNLABELLED: Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are characterized by the presence of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and/or masticatory muscle pain and dysfunction. Low-level laser is presented as an adjuvant therapeutic modality for the treatment of TMD, especially when the presence of inflammatory pain is suspected. OBJECTIVE: To systematically review studies that investigated the effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the pain levels in individuals with TMD...
November 2012: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23318917/the-efficacy-of-low-level-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-myogenous-temporomandibular-joint-disorder
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Farzaneh Ahrari, Azam S Madani, Zahra S Ghafouri, Jan Tunér
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been commonly used for the treatment of painful musculoskeletal conditions, but the results of previous studies on this subject are controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of LLLT in the management of patients with myogenic temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs). In this randomized, double-blind clinical trial, 20 patients with myogenic TMD were randomly divided into laser and placebo groups. In the laser group, a pulsed 810-nm low-level laser (average power 50 mW, peak power 80 W, 1,500 Hz, 120 s, 6 J, and 3...
March 2014: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23210731/evaluation-of-orofacial-function-in-temporomandibular-disorder-patients-after-low-level-laser-therapy
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Bilge Gökçen-Röhlig, Selin Kipirdi, Emrah Baca, Haluk Keskin, Suichi Sato
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy on occlusal contact area, occlusal pressure and bite force in temporomandibular disorder patients. PATIENTS AND METHOD: Twenty patients (14 women, six men, mean age 33.1 ± 3.8 years) diagnosed with myofascial pain according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorder (RDC/TMD) participated in the study. Twenty healthy individuals, matched in age and gender, served as a control group...
September 2013: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/23156972/low-level-laser-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-temporomandibular-disorders-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Marcello Melis, Massimiliano Di Giosia, Khalid H Zawawi
The authors performed a review of the literature to evaluate the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) for the treatment of temporomandibular disorders (TMD). Selection criteria included: 1) human subjects, 2) articles written in English, and 3) randomized placebo-controlled trials. Evaluation was performed according to the CONSORT 2010 criteria. A total of 14 articles were included in the review. Studies varied considerably in terms of methodological design, particularly regarding the site of application of the laser beam, the number of applications performed, their duration, the laser beam features (wavelength, frequency, output, dosage), and outcome measures...
October 2012: Cranio: the Journal of Craniomandibular Practice
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