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Temperature rise after KTP:NdYAG laser irradiation as a root-planing complement
Author(s): S. Nammour; Kenneth Kowalyk; Ch. Valici; Patrick Guillaume
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Paper Abstract

The purposes of this study was to define the optimal irradiation conditions of a KTP:NdYAG laser after root planning treatment. The surfaces of 40 single-root human teeth were scaled with conventional tools before lasing. The pulpal temperature increase was measured by means of a thermocouple. The influence of variables of coloration by Acid Red 52, scanning speed, dentin thickness, and probe position, have been analyzed for a constant exposure time of 15 seconds. The temperature was below 3 C for the adjustments, power output: 400 mw, scanning speed of irradiation: 2 mm/sec., and Pw 0.10 m sec, PRR < 60 Hz or Pw: 0.12 m sec, PRR < 55 Hz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1997
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273584
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 D.D.S.; John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann D.D.S., Editor(s)

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