15 May 1997 CO2 laser irradiation on vertical root fracture
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Proceedings Volume 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273586
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
Vertical root fracture has been requested tooth extraction or root hemisection. There is no conservative treatment. The purpose of this paper was to analyze the CO2 laser effects on root fracture, associated with other materials. Forty two extracted human canines divided into 6 groups have their root vertically fractured. In groups A and B the CO2 laser was used with power of 5 W and 7 W respectively and the fracture line was covered with glass ionomer cement. In groups C and D the laser was used with 5 and 7 W and fracture line was covered with a dual composite. Groups E and F were controls, treated with glass ionomer cement and FLC dual composite. The teeth were placed in 5 percent methylene blue dye for 48 hs. The dye penetration was lowest in groups with glass ionomer cement and laser (A and B), at about (1.06mm). The difference between groups was statistically significant at 1 percent. All experimental groups showed dye penetration. The laser seemed to favor the sealing of the fracture line.
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Luciana Silva Kfouri, Luciana Silva Kfouri, Carlos Eduardo Aun, Carlos Eduardo Aun, Jussara de Campos Ferraz, Jussara de Campos Ferraz, } "CO2 laser irradiation on vertical root fracture", Proc. SPIE 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273586; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273586

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