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Aim: The current study aimed at assessing the effectiveness of low level lasers in reducing the postoperative sequel subsequent to third molar surgery.
Materials and Method: The current study was undertaken on 32 healthy individuals who required surgical removal of bilateral unerupted lower wisdom teeth. Right side of the patient was designated as the test side while the left side of the patient was designated as the control side. Following the surgical intervention, an intraoral Laser diode 940 nm was applied immediately after the placement of sutures on the test side, while on the control side, no application was done following the surgical intervention. In due course, the pain was evaluated with the aid of VAS scale regularly at periodic intervals postoperatively and analyzed.
Results: The results of this study revealed that the mean swelling and trismus in thee immediate postoperative phase and late postoperative phase did not differ significantly between the two sides. However, the results showed that on the sixth and seventh days, the pain was significantly decreased in the intervention side.
Conclusion: The results suggested that pain, swelling, and trismus following surgery were lower on the test side, but only pain mitigation was significant on the test side