Low-level laser therapy effects in traumatized permanent teeth with extrusive luxation in an orthodontic patient

Gorur I., ORHAN K., Can-Karabulut D. C., Orhan A. I., ÖZTÜRK A.

ANGLE ORTHODONTIST, vol.80, no.5, pp.968-974, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 80 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.2319/110109-612.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.968-974
  • Keywords: Low-level laser therapy, Extrusive luxation, Orthodontic treatment, TOOTH MOVEMENT, IRRADIATION, INJURIES, VELOCITY, INCISOR, RATS
  • Ankara University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this case report was to present and evaluate the effect of low-level laser therapy on traumatized permanent teeth with extrusive luxation in an orthodontic patient. The treatment and follow-up evaluation of two orally luxated maxillary permanent central incisors in a 19-year-old man is described. Detailed anamnesis was taken, and extraoral, intraoral, radiographic examinations and electrical and thermal pulpal tests were performed to determine the type of the luxation and the further treatment protocol. Teeth were splinted with composite resin, and antibiotic therapy was prescribed. Low-level laser therapy was applied for 25 sessions. No root canal treatment was applied to the teeth. Continuation of the orthodontic treatment was restarted after 6 months. No sign of clinical or radiographic pathology was detected after 2 years from the end of the treatment. Teeth were identified healthy and sound without any root canal intervention. Treatments with low-level laser applications may be evaluated as noninvasive alternative treatment options in comparison with endodontic treatment for teeth with extrusive luxation more than 2 mm, especially for those who have orthodontic treatment needs. (Angle Orthod. 2010;80:968-974.)