Ana Pejcic, Ivan Minic, Radmila Obradovic, Marija Bradic
Introduction: Glossodinia and glossospyrosis is characterized by the appearance of symptoms of burning and pain. Sometimes these symptoms of tingling and pain in the tongue can occur even without any pathological changes in the oral cavity. Low-level lasers, used in the therapy of some oral diseases, showed a positive effect after use, and the aim of this paper was to examine whether the analgesic effect of low-level laser has an effect on the reduction of subjective symptoms of burning and pain in the tongue, as well as whether it affects the quality of life of a patient. Material and Methods: The study included 45 patients who came to the Department of Oral Medicine and Periodontology of the Clinic for Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Nis. All of them had symptoms of burning and pain in the tongue. Twenty-six patients, randomly selected, in addition to symptomatic, also received low-level laser therapy to lose symptoms of burning and pain. A lowlevel laser KaVo MASTER lases, Biberach, Germany, was used, a wavelength being 980 nm with an output power of 0.2W in continuous mode. Results: Ten patients agreed that the low-level laser reduces the subjective feelings of the dinya and pyrosis. There were no side effects and all patients completed the treatment without interruption. In no case was there any worsening of the symptoms, while 4 patients did not report any improvement. Conclusion: According to the results of this study it can be said that low-level lasers can be used as one of the therapeutic procedures in the treatment of Glossodynia and Glossopyrosis, as well as in improving the quality of life of patients with the same or similar problems.