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Therapy of deep caries by transverse excited atmosphere pressure carbon dioxide laser: an in-vitro investigation
Author(s): Gabriele Meese; Rainer Zuhrt
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Paper Abstract

Deep carious decay is still a problem for conservative dentistry. A prototype of a transverse excited atmospheric pressure carbondioxide laser (TEA-CO2-Laser) was used for testing the properties in selective ablation of softened carious dentin, artificially sclerosing the remaining dentin, and providing thermal damage for the pulp. Using low pulse frequencies of 1 or 2 Hz, pulse durations of 50 ns, and pulse energies of 5 J/cm2 the TEA-CO2- Laser seems to be able to solve the therapeutic problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1880, Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II, (21 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.148323
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Gabriele Meese, Humboldt-Univ. zu Berlin (Germany)
Rainer Zuhrt, Humboldt-Univ. zu Berlin (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1880:
Lasers in Orthopedic, Dental, and Veterinary Medicine II
Dov Gal; Stephen J. O'Brien; C. T. Vangsness; Joel M. White; Harvey A. Wigdor, Editor(s)

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