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Intracoronal bleaching of discolored non-vital teeth using laser irradiation: a case report
Author(s): Melissa Andreia Marchesan; Fabiana Careli de Castro; Alexandre Touso Matarazzo; Jesus Djalma Pecora; Fatima A.A. Zanin; Aldo Brugnera
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Paper Abstract

Dissemination of blood into the dentinal tubules caused by pulp extirpation or traumatically induced internal pulp bleeding is a possible cause of discoloration of non-vital teeth. Discolored teeth, especially in the anterior region, can result in considerable cosmetic impairment. The whitening of these teeth is an alternative therapeutic method that is relatively non-invasive and conserves dental hard tissue. Recently, intracoronal bleaching of pulpless discolored teeth can be performed with the association of laser irradiation to hydrogen and carbamide peroxide and can even be accomplished in one session. This report shows a clinical case of an endodontically treated tooth submitted to bleaching using LED light and infrared LLLT therapy.

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: 10.1117/12.587896
Show Author Affiliations
Melissa Andreia Marchesan, Univ. de Sao Paulo Faculty of Dentistry (Brazil)
Fabiana Careli de Castro, Univ. de Sao Paulo Faculty of Dentistry (Brazil)
Alexandre Touso Matarazzo, Univ. de Sao Paulo Faculty of Dentistry (Brazil)
Jesus Djalma Pecora, Univ. de Sao Paulo Faculty of Dentistry (Brazil)
Fatima A.A. Zanin, Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)
Aldo Brugnera, Univ. do Vale do Paraiba (Brazil)
Univ. Camilo Castelo Branco (Brazil)


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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