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Effects of an Er, Cr:YSGG laser on canine oral hard tissues
Author(s): Ioana-Mihaela Rizoiu; Andrew I. Kimmel; Lewis R. Eversole
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Paper Abstract

Beagle dogs were utilized to assess the biologic effects of an Er, Cr:YSGG hard tissue cutting laser and results were compared with conventional mechanical preparations of enamel and dentin. Intraoperative pulpal temperature fluctuations were recorded with thermocouples. The laser cuts failed to induce inflammation in the pulps except in teeth with intentional pulp exposures for both methods. No increase in temperature was detected with the laser. It is concluded that this laser system may be safely employed for tooth preparations without causing adverse pulpal effects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 December 1996
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2922, Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry, (3 December 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.260662
Show Author Affiliations
Ioana-Mihaela Rizoiu, BioLase Technology, Inc. (United States)
Andrew I. Kimmel, BioLase Technology, Inc. (United States)
Lewis R. Eversole, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2922:
Laser Applications in Medicine and Dentistry
Gregory B. Altshuler; Fausto Chiesa; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Raimund Hibst; Neville Krasner M.D.; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Reinhard Neumann; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Andre Roggan; Montserrat Serra I Mila, Editor(s)

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