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Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective for Pain Control After the Surgical Removal of Unerupted Third Molars? Randomized Trial.

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Summary of "Is Low-Level Laser Therapy Effective for Pain Control After the Surgical Removal of Unerupted Third Molars? Randomized Trial."

One of the main challenges after extraction of unerupted third molars is pain control, and one of the treatments for pain control is low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Thus, this study aimed to assess the effectiveness of LLLT for pain control after extraction of lower third molars.

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Name: Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
ISSN: 1531-5053
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