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Use of Nd:YAG laser in the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity
Author(s): Jing-yun Wang; Li Yang; Xue-juan Chen
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Paper Abstract

This study investigates the effectiveness of Nd:YAG laser irradiation in treating dentin hypersensitiveness. Among 58 patients, Nd:YAG laser was used in 241 teeth, Naf was applied to the other 130 teeth. The immediate effectiveness and effectiveness 3 months after the treatment was evaluated. Of the treated group pain disappeared immediately after the treatment in 211 teeth (87.6%), while in the control group pain disappeared immediately in 98 teeth (75.4%, p < 0.05). Three months after the treatment, 204 teeth recovered completely in the treatment group, while in the control group only 59 teeth were cured (p < 0.01). This study suggests that using Nd:YAG laser in treating dentin hypersensitiveness is fairly effective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1616, International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine, (5 March 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.136953
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Jing-yun Wang, 401 Hospital of PLA (China)
Li Yang, 401 Hospital of PLA (China)
Xue-juan Chen, 401 Hospital of PLA (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1616:
International Conference on Photodynamic Therapy and Laser Medicine
Junheng Li, Editor(s)

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