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Heat generation on root surfaces after KTP:NdYAG use in endodontic treatment
Author(s): S. Nammour; Kenneth Kowalyk; Ch. Valici; Patrick Guillaume
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Paper Abstract

The canals of 30 recently extracted human teeth were filled with a photosensitizer. A series of 5 shots, separated by a resting time of 1 second also, was delivered by means of the KTP:YAG fiber tip. The temperature increases were measured on the topical point of the root surfaces by the use of a thermocouple. For laser settings, the rises were always below the safety threshold of 7 C. We conclude that the KTP:NdYAG laser can be harmless for periodontal tissues under some conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273581
Show Author Affiliations
S. Nammour, Free Univ. of Brussels (Belgium)
Kenneth Kowalyk, Private Practice (United States)
Ch. Valici
Patrick Guillaume


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2973:
Lasers in Dentistry III
Harvey A. Wigdor; John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann, Editor(s)

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