Clinical and Radiographic Evaluation of Low Level Laser Therapy on Implants' Osseointegration in Posterior Maxillary Edentulous Region in Postmenopausal Patients

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Hussein Adel Fathallah ; Amr Aly El-Swify ; Ahmed Abbas Zaky ; Ahmed El Rawdy

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Postmenopausal Patients ; Osseointegration; Low Level Laser Therapy

Abstract

The use of dental implants to compensate the loss of teeth has increased through the last 30 years. The aim of the present study was to evaluate Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on Implants Osseointegration in Posterior Maxillary Edentulous Region in Postmenopausal Patients. Patients and methods: The study was inducted on sixteen implants on eight postmenopausal patients with age range 54-57 years. Patients were divided equally into control group consisted of 4 individuals who had 8 implants inserted, and study group consisted of 4 individuals who had 8 implants inserted followed by low-level laser therapy. All patients were evaluated by CBCT preoperatively and by digital radiograph 2 weeks after implant placement, 3 months and 6 months postoperatively. All implants were clinically evaluated for implant stability OSTELL device immediately after implant placement and 6 months postoperatively. Results: No clinical postoperative infection was observed in all cases. LLLT plays a good role as a pain killer and lowering the swelling possibility.There was a significant difference between the immediate and 6months in control (P<0.001) and laser (P=0.002) groups. . There was a highly significant difference between clinical and X-ray results in the control and laser groups at immediate and after 6 months. The mean values were high in the laser group compared with control group. Conclusion: The use of low level laser therapy with implants on maxillary posterior region on postmenopausal patients provides better implant stability and enhances osseointegration

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