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Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer with laser ablation metal ions release detection in the human mouth
Author(s): Hana Kueerova; Tatjana Dostalova; J. Prochazkova
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Paper Abstract

Presence of more dental alloys in oral cavity often causes pathological symptoms. Due to various and multi-faced symptomatology, they tend to be a source of significant problems not only for the patient but also for the dentist. Metal ions released from alloys can cause subjective and objective symptoms in mouth. The aim of this study was detection of metal elements presence in saliva. There were 4 groups of examined persons: with intact teeth (15 individuals) with metallic restorations, pathological currents 5-30 (mu) A, multi-faced subjective symptomatology and uncharacteristic objective diagnosis (32 patients), with metallic restorations and no subjective symptoms (14 persons) and with metallic restorations, without pathological currents and with problems related to galvanism (13 patients). Presence of 14 metal elements was checked by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer with laser ablation. Nd:YAG laser detector was used. There were significant differences in content of silver, gold and mercury between persons with intact teeth and other three groups. There were no differences found between subjects with and without galvanic currents, and presence of subjective and objective symptoms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4610, Lasers in Dentistry VIII, (3 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469320
Show Author Affiliations
Hana Kueerova, Institute of Dental Research/Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
Tatjana Dostalova, Institute of Dental Research/Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
J. Prochazkova, Institute of Dental Research/Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4610:
Lasers in Dentistry VIII
Peter Rechmann; Daniel Fried; Thomas Hennig, Editor(s)

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