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A rationale for the use of Erbium.YAG lasers in endodontic therapy
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Paper Abstract

Since the introduction of lasers to dentistry, dentists have been intrigued with the idea of placing laser energy into an infected root canal with the goal of removing the bacteria and infected tissue, and sterilizing the root canal system. This paper will discuss the bacterial origin of endodontic infections, and describe the use of the Er.YAG laser to remove bacteria, prepare the canal walls, and aid in the creation of a superior seal of the root canal system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5610, Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (10 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.584423
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Robert A. Convissar D.D.S., New York Hospital Medical Ctr. of Queens (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5610:
Laser Florence 2003: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R. A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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