Applications of Photobiomodulation Therapy in Oral Medicine—A Review

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  • Mohamed Faizal Asan Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nitte (Deemed to be University), AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Mangalore, India
  • G Subhas Babu Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nitte (Deemed to be University), AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Mangalore, India
  • Renita Lorina Castelino Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nitte (Deemed to be University), AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Mangalore, India
  • Kumuda Rao Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nitte (Deemed to be University), AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Mangalore, India
  • Vaibhav Pandita Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Nitte (Deemed to be University), AB Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences (ABSMIDS), Mangalore, India



Lasers, mucositis, orofacial pain, photobiomodulation therapy, temporomandibular disease


Applications of photobiomodulation (PBM) in dentistry have been of great interest in the recent times. It can both stimulate and suppress biological effects. The property of PBM contributes to the analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and wound healing effects. Photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) has a wide variety of clinical applications that include wound healing, prevention of cellular death, promotion of repair mechanisms, reduction of inflammation, pain relief, etc. Hence, it is being used effectively in the field of oral medicine and has shown promising results in the management of oral mucosal lesions, orofacial pain, and other orofacial ailments without much significant adverse effects. The purpose of this review is to discuss the applications of PBMT in the field of oral medicine.


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How to Cite

Asan, M. F., Babu, G. S., Castelino, R. L., Rao, K., & Pandita, V. (2021). Applications of Photobiomodulation Therapy in Oral Medicine—A Review. European Journal of Therapeutics, 27(2), 177–182.



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