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The effect of LLLT on the hard and soft tissues of the jaw bones

Petko Petrov, Tsvetan Tonchev


Introduction: Dental implantology is developing rapidly. Surgical procedures related to this type of therapy require a long recovery period. The application of regeneration-stimulating procedures would reduce this period.   

Aim: The aim of this study is to present the results of modern research on the stimulating effect of Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) on bone recovery and on the treatment of soft tissues.

Material: An extensive analysis is made of the results in 28 literature sources on the interaction between LLLT and implant osseointegration and the quality of the surrounding soft tissues. 

Conclusion: Laser irradiation has a broad impact spectrum on tissues and a single overexposure or lower level exposure may change significantly clinical results. Adopting the appropriate method of stimulation is of major importance. 


low-level laser therapy (LLLT); titanium implants; osseointegration; hard tissues; soft tissues

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Petko Petrov


Department of Maxillofacial Surgery, Medical University - Plovdiv

Tsvetan Tonchev


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Special Imaging Diagnostics, Medical University of Varna

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