15 May 1997 Temperature rise after KTP:NdYAG laser irradiation as a root-planing complement
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Proceedings Volume 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273584
Event: BiOS '97, Part of Photonics West, 1997, San Jose, CA, United States
The purposes of this study was to define the optimal irradiation conditions of a KTP:NdYAG laser after root planning treatment. The surfaces of 40 single-root human teeth were scaled with conventional tools before lasing. The pulpal temperature increase was measured by means of a thermocouple. The influence of variables of coloration by Acid Red 52, scanning speed, dentin thickness, and probe position, have been analyzed for a constant exposure time of 15 seconds. The temperature was below 3 C for the adjustments, power output: 400 mw, scanning speed of irradiation: 2 mm/sec., and Pw 0.10 m sec, PRR < 60 Hz or Pw: 0.12 m sec, PRR < 55 Hz.
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S. Nammour, S. Nammour, Kenneth Kowalyk, Kenneth Kowalyk, Ch. Valici, Ch. Valici, Patrick Guillaume, Patrick Guillaume, } "Temperature rise after KTP:NdYAG laser irradiation as a root-planing complement", Proc. SPIE 2973, Lasers in Dentistry III, (15 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273584; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.273584

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