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Recurrent Minor Aphthous Stomatitis ; Diode Laser (940nm)
Background –The exact etiology of recurrent aphthous ulcers (RAS) is unknown. The management ofrecurrent aphthous ulcers is not always straightforward.Ulcers in the mouth (recurrent aphthous stomatitis) are very common and may vary in size from very small to very large.
ObjectiveTo evaluate reduction in pain intensity and duration of pain relief, reduction in size of ulcer, duration for healing of ulcer (healing time) in patients with recurrent aphthous stomatitis after application of Low Level Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation therapy (LLLT) comparing with topicalAnginovag spray medication and control group.
Materials & Methods- A total number of 21 individuals diagnosed as RAS were divided into three equal groups as follows: Group 1: Minor aphthous ulcer was treated by giving LLLT using Diode LASER; Group 2: Minor aphthous ulcer was treated bytopical Anginovag spray medication.; Group 3: Minor aphthous ulcer was treatedbyconservatively with motivation and re assuranment and fellow up.
Results- In this randomized controlled clinically study LLLT using Diode LASER causes reduction in pain intensity caused byrecurrent aphthous ulcers hence reducing the morbidity, there is also improvement in reduction in the diameter and healing time of the ulcer as compared to Anginovag spray medication and control group.
Conclusion-Although various treatment modalities have been used and LLLT is not commonly used to treat aphthous ulcers but this study is suggestive that using LLLT would be a safe and effective treatment modality for recurrent aphthous ulcers patients.
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