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Laser assisted irrigation and hand irrigation for root canal decontamination: a comparison
Author(s): M. Olivi; M. Stefanucci; C. Todea
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Paper Abstract

Aim: to compare the bactericidal efficiency of conventional method and LAI for root canal decontamination. Material and method: 22 human single root teeth, extracted for periodontal problems, mechanically prepared up to ISO 25 at the working lenght were divided in 2 groups: after sterilization, the teeth were infected with enterococcus faecalis and incubated for 4 weeks. Group A: 10 teeth were irrigated with conventional hand technique (CI): 3ml of 5% NaClO were used for two times of 30s each and after washing with sterile bi-distilled water for 20s, a final irrigation was performed with 3ml of 17% EDTA. Group B: 10 teeth were irrigated with 3ml of NaClO and activated by erbium laser, two cycles of 30s; also the final irrigation with 3ml of 17% EDTA was activated by erbium laser. In both the groups a resting time of 30s was used between the two sessions to allow the reaction rate of NaClO. The Erbium laser 2940 nm (LightWalker AT, Fotona; Lublijana, Slovenia) was used with 50microsecond pulse duration, at 15Hz, 20mJ, with a 600micron PIPS tip. Two samples were used as positive and negative control.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 January 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8925, Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine, 89250G (14 January 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2045494
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M. Olivi, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
M. Stefanucci, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)
C. Todea, Univ. of Medicine and Pharmacy Victor Babes Timisoara (Romania)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8925:
Fifth International Conference on Lasers in Medicine: Biotechnologies Integrated in Daily Medicine
Carmen Todea; Adrian Gh. Podoleanu; Virgil-Florin Duma, Editor(s)

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