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Temperature changes inside the molar pulp chamber and on the enamel and root surfaces induced by the CO2 laser beam, in vitro
Author(s): Ivica Anic; A. Dzubur; Karolj Skala; Jozo Sutalo
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Paper Abstract

The application of the CO2 laser continuous wave to hard dental tissue causes temperature changes on the impact area, on the adjacent area and inside the pulp chamber. The purpose of this study was to investigate the thermal effects induced by the CO2 laser continuous wave, and the temperature flow through adjacent areas. Forty healthy molars, 15 molars with class II amalgam restoration and 10 canines with cervical caries extracted for periodontal reasons were irradiated with laser beam. On the occlusal surface the class I preparation was made just beyond the dentine-enamel junction. Temperature changes were measured at the enamel, root surface and at the cross section of the previously prepared holes 3 mm in diameter which were made 2 mm above the bifurcation level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2080, Dental Applications of Lasers, (31 December 1993);
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Ivica Anic, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)
A. Dzubur, Expert Measurement and Analysis Systems (Croatia)
Karolj Skala, Rudjer Boskovic Institute (Croatia)
Jozo Sutalo, Univ. of Zagreb (Croatia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2080:
Dental Applications of Lasers
Gregory B. Altshuler; Raimund Hibst, Editor(s)

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