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CASE REPORT

Recurrent Labial Herpes Simplex in Pediatric Dentistry: Low-level Laser Therapy as a Treatment Option

Priscila Stona, Elizabete da Silva Viana, Leandro dos Santos Pires, João Batista Blessmann Weber, Paulo Floriani Kramer

Keywords : Herpes simplex, Laser therapy, Pediatric dentistry

Citation Information : Stona P, Silva Viana ED, Santos Pires LD, Blessmann Weber JB, Floriani Kramer P. Recurrent Labial Herpes Simplex in Pediatric Dentistry: Low-level Laser Therapy as a Treatment Option. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2014; 7 (2):140-143.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1252

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Recurrent labial herpes simplex is a pathology of viral origin that is frequently observed in children. The signs and symptoms are uncomfortable and, in many cases, the efficacy of treatment is unproven. However, several studies have demonstrated good results from the use of low-level laser therapy (LLLT), primarily due to acceleration of the healing process and pain relief, which make it a promising resource for use with this pathology. This paper describes a clinical case of a 7-year-old patient affected by this pathology and the therapeutic resolution proposed.


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