Nerve repair by light

Felipe F. Sperandio, Ying Ying Huang, Nivaldo Parizotto, Michael R. Hamblin

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This chapter briefly covers the signs and symptoms of all the most common and important neural pathologies that may occur in the head and neck region, and particularly in the oral cavity. It particularly concentrates on treatment directed at improving the injured nerve responses by stimulating them with light. Light is a very versatile tool when used to treat nerve lesions and its use has been increasing in recent times. Pinheiro et al. confirmed that low level laser therapy (LLLT) is an effective tool and is beneficial for the treatment of many disorders of the maxillofacial region, including trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The Rochkind group was the first to study LLLT in the treatment of severely injured peripheral nerves and also injuries to the central nervous system (CNS). Many studies have investigated the effects of phototherapy on nerve regeneration in humans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers in Dentistry
Subtitle of host publicationGuide for Clinical Practice
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118987742
ISBN (Print)9781118275023
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • Central nervous system (CNS)
  • Light therapy
  • Low level laser therapy (LLLT)
  • Nerve repair
  • Phototherapy
  • Trigeminal neuralgia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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