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Bactericidal effect of the CO2 laser in the root canal: an in-vitro study
Author(s): Norbert Gutknecht; Cornelia Wilkert-Walter; Friedrich Lampert
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the bactericidal effect of a CO2 laser used in a continuous mode. Classically prepared root canals were irradiated under standardized conditions with power settings of 2, 4, and 6 Watts. The mean elimination of Enterococcus faecalis in prepared and infected root canals of extracted teeth was 98.97%, 99.51% and 99.34% respectively. Minimum elimination was 91.67% and maximum 99.696%.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3248, Lasers in Dentistry IV, (22 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.306033
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Norbert Gutknecht, Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Cornelia Wilkert-Walter, Univ. Aachen (Germany)
Friedrich Lampert, Univ. Aachen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3248:
Lasers in Dentistry IV
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann D.D.S.; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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