Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
FERNANDEZ CARMENATE, Neisy; MARTIN REYES, Odalys; TRAVIESO GUTIERREZ, Yusimi y FERRALES DIAZ, Yisel. Effectiveness of laser in the treatment of serous acute pulpitis. AMC [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.1, pp. 1-9. ISSN 1025-0255.
Background: therapeutic possibilities of laser are unknown in the treatment of serous acute pulpitis and it is a disease where the algesic symptomatology, constitutes the main reason for which our patients assist to the urgency consultation. Objective: to determine the effectiveness of the laser therapy in the treatment of serous acute pulpitis. Method: an early stage II, open and unicentric clinical trial was conducted, which was carried out in the laser therapy consultation at the Teaching Provincial Odontology Clinic Ismael Clark y Mascaró, from January 2006 to October 2007. The treatment had an ambulatory character, laser was applied with LASERMED 670DL equipment of Cuban manufacturing with anti-inflammatory and analgesic parameters, to patients that were diagnosed serous acute pulpitis, and also were in agreement to take part in the study, with a daily frequency up to 72h. The intensity of pain was evaluated in each evolution consultation, through a simple descriptive scale, which allowed evaluating the efficacy of the treatment applied. Results: the study showed highly significant results since the 95% of cases under study remitted the painful symptomatology, starting from 48h. The grade of patients' satisfaction before the therapy used and the condition of satisfactory was in direct relationship with the obtained results. Conclusions: laser turned out to be effective for the treatment of serous acute pulpitis on achieving a pain relief in a short period of time and do not produce significant collateral effects.
Palabras llave : PULPITIS [diagnosis]; PULPITIS [therapy]; PAIN; TREATMENT OUTCOME; CLINICAL TRIAL PHASE II.