27 April 2001 In-vitro study of intrapulpar temperature changes when using Er:YAG laser for class V cavity preparation
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Proceedings Volume 4249, Lasers in Dentistry VII; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424512
Event: BiOS 2001 The International Symposium on Biomedical Optics, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
Various studies have recommended parameters for the use of Er:YAG laser for the treatment of caries of the enamel and dentin without studying the increase in temperature caused by laser in the individual groups of teeth. The Er:YAG laser has been indicated for the removal of caries, cavity preparation and preparation and disinfection of root canals. The authors studied the intrapulpar temperature change in 10 incisors, 10 canines, 10 pre-molars and 10 molars during Class V cavity preparation with focused short pulse and very short pulse Er:YAG laser, using the following parameters: 10 Hz frequency, 500 mJ per pulse, 6 s, 10 mm distance, 25 ml/min water flow, at 23 degrees C and 65 percent humidity. The greatest increase in temperature was found in the incisors and the least increase in the molars at both pulse modes. The very short pulse mode caused less of an increase in temperature in the pulp chamber in all teeth than the short pulse mode.
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Aldo Brugnera, Aldo Brugnera, Fatima A. A. Zanin, Fatima A. A. Zanin, Melissa A. Marchesan, Melissa A. Marchesan, Reginaldo Santana da Silva, Reginaldo Santana da Silva, Jesus Djalma Pecora, Jesus Djalma Pecora, } "In-vitro study of intrapulpar temperature changes when using Er:YAG laser for class V cavity preparation", Proc. SPIE 4249, Lasers in Dentistry VII, (27 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424512; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424512

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