Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy with and without Photobiomodulation in the Rehabilitation of Radiation-Induced Trismus: Case Series

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy with and without Photobiomodulation in the Rehabilitation of Radiation-Induced Trismus: Case Series

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A: Very good


Abstract & Keywords

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A: Excellent



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A: Very good



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A: Very good


Tools and Methods

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A: Good


Discussion & Conclusion

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A: Very good



This case series aims to describe the effect of conventional speech therapy with and without photobiomodulation (PBM) to aid in the rehabilitation of radio-induced trismus. The Introduction lays down the basics for taking up the present study. The study is well supported with briefly explained figure and tables. The Discussion puts forth the rationale for taking up the study, effectively describes the relevant literature and enlists the implications of the findings from the present study in that context. The intervention protocol proposed in this case series was tolerated by the participants with no expression of unwanted side effects or discomfort. This study observed a reduction in pain levels in all cases, but more markedly in those submitted to the association of exercises with low-frequency LASER. The series aptly recommends future studies including a larger sample in a Randomized Clinical Trial (RCT).



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A: Very good


Author's knowledge

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A: Very good



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A: Good


Figures & Tables

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A: Very good


Writing style

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A: Very good


Further comments on the paper

Comments: This case series and review of the literature intends to generate rehabilitation studies on the effects of a speech therapy rehabilitation program, designed for previously compromised patients, in relation to studies of functional gains and an intervention period. It is necessary to analyze its use as a complementary resource to the speech therapy rehabilitation of cancer patients who have changed in the stomatological system.


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Author Info

Corresponding Author
Émille Dalbem Paim
Speech Pathologist at Irmandade Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Porto Alegre, Brazil

Article Info

Article Type
Case Series and Review of the Literature
Publication history
Received: Mon 22, Aug 2022
Accepted: Thu 08, Sep 2022
Published: Thu 29, Sep 2022
© 2023 Émille Dalbem Paim. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.IJCST.2022.03.02