25 October 2005 Optical spectroscopy and tooth decay
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Optical spectroscopy in the ultraviolet, visible and mid-infrared spectral regions has been used to discriminate between healthy and diseased teeth of patients in the age range 15-75 years. Spectral scans of absorbance versus wavenumber and fluorescence intensity versus wavelength have been recorded and investigated for caries and periodontal disease. Such optical diagnostics can prove very useful in the early detection and treatment of tooth decay.
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P. Misra, P. Misra, T. De, T. De, R. Singh, R. Singh, } "Optical spectroscopy and tooth decay", Proc. SPIE 5968, Laser Florence 2004: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, 59680D (25 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.660053; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.660053

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