Low-level laser therapy in dentistry

Dent Clin North Am. 2004 Oct;48(4):1061-76, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2004.05.004.


Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a newly developing technique in dentistry, although it has been used among medical, dental, physiotherapy, and veterinary professions in some parts of the world for decades. LLLT can offer tremendous therapeutic benefits to patients, such as accelerated wound healing and pain relief. There is much to be learned about the mechanisms, recognition of the therapeutic window, and how to properly use these cellular phenomena to reach the treatment goals.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Low-Level Light Therapy* / classification
  • Low-Level Light Therapy* / instrumentation
  • Mouth Diseases / radiotherapy*
  • Pain / radiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy Dosage
  • Tooth Diseases / radiotherapy*
  • Wound Healing / radiation effects