Laser therapy and pain-related behavior after injury of the inferior alveolar nerve: possible involvement of neurotrophins.

@article{Martins2013LaserTA,
  title={Laser therapy and pain-related behavior after injury of the inferior alveolar nerve: possible involvement of neurotrophins.},
  author={Daniel de Oliveira Martins and Fabio Martinez dos Santos and Mara Evany de Oliveira and Luiz Roberto Giorgetti de Britto and Jos{\'e} Benedito Dias Lemos and Marucia Chacur},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 6},
  pages={480-6}
}
Nerve-related complications have been frequently reported in dental procedures, and a very frequent type of occurrence involves the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN). The nerve injury in humans often results in persistent pain accompanied by allodynia and hyperalgesia. In this investigation, we used an experimental IAN injury in rats, which was induced by a Crile hemostatic clamp, to evaluate the effects of laser therapy on nerve repair. We also studied the nociceptive behavior (von Frey hair test… CONTINUE READING