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Efficacy of adjuvant laser therapy in reducing postsurgical complications after the removal of impacted mandibular third molars (December 2017 Article 2)
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JADA December 2017
The authors updated a previously published systematic review to assess the effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on reducing complications after the removal of impacted mandibular third molars. The authors searched for randomized clinical trials in which the investigators evaluated the efficacy of LLLT compared with that of placebo or no treatment. Two reviewers independently screened studies, extracted data, and assessed risk of bias. The authors used random effects model meta-analysis and the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation approach to rate the certainty of evidence.

Key Words : Impacted mandibular third molar; systematic review; postsurgical complications; pain; swelling; trismus.

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