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Clinical results evaluation of dentinary hypersensitivity patients treated with laser therapy
Author(s): Aldo Brugnera; Fabio M. Cruz; Fatima A. A. Zanin; Jesus Djalma Pecora
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Paper Abstract

The purpose of this investigation was to show the percentage of cured patients treated with low level laser therapy clinically diagnosed dentinary hypersensitivity. The authors report on this investigation more than 300 human teeth treated at the Laser Center of Camilo Castelo Branco University during the years of 1995, 1996 and 1997. Pulpal vitality was verified using thermal tests, and only reversible process was treated. The teeth were dried with cotton pellets and laser beam was applied, using He-Ne (632.8 nm)laser, and ArGaAl Lasers(780 nm and 830 nm). All teeth received 4 joules/session, and were treated until 5 sessions. 79.13% of our patients were treated in 3 sessions with success; 8.58% were cure in 4 sessions; and 4.29% were successfully treated in 5 sessions, obtaining a 92% of success. The authors concluded that low level laser therapy is an effective and useful treatment to dentinary hypersensibility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 1999
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 3593, Lasers in Dentistry V, (19 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.348328
Show Author Affiliations
Aldo Brugnera, Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)
Fabio M. Cruz, Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)
Fatima A. A. Zanin, Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)
Jesus Djalma Pecora, Univ. of Sao Paulo School of Dentistry (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3593:
Lasers in Dentistry V
John D. B. Featherstone; Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried, Editor(s)

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