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Changes of microbic associations qualitative contents in caries and its complications with the use of low-intensity laser radiation
Author(s): Anatoly A. Kunin; Bogdan R. Shumilovitch; Nicolay N. Stepanov
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Paper Abstract

Favorable clinical data at the absence of positive dynamics microbiological research findings in the treatment of caries and their complications give a reason to consider the treatment insufficiently effective and it is necessary to reduce the terms of an additional prophylactic observation and an antirelapse treatment of the disease. That is why researchers all over the world search for new effective methods of influence on the microflora of carious foci. Using the experience of the treatment of 40 patients with caries, 40 patients with chronic pulpitis, and 40 with chronic periodontitis high bactericidal properties of low intensive laser radiation are shown. If after the traditional treatment of foci microflora was inoculated in 62.3% of the cases, after the laser therapy session -- in 26.3% of the cases. The efficiency, ease of handling, and low expenditure of time allow us to recommend this method for a massive use in the treatment of caries and their complications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2630, Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230030
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Anatoly A. Kunin, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
Bogdan R. Shumilovitch, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)
Nicolay N. Stepanov, Voronezh State Medical Academy (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2630:
Effects of Low-Power Light on Biological Systems
Tiina I. Karu; Anthony R. Young, Editor(s)

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