Journal of Prevention and Treatment for Stomatological Diseases ›› 2019, Vol. 27 ›› Issue (4): 212-218.doi: 10.12016/j.issn.2096-1456.2019.04.002

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The applications of Nd:YAG laser and Er:YAG laser in endodontics

WEI Xi(),LIU Hongyan,HAN Yuqing   

  1. Department of Operative Dentistry and Endodontics, Hospital of Stomatology, Guanghua School of Stomatology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Stomatology, Guangzhou 510055, China
  • Received:2018-09-20 Revised:2018-11-13 Online:2019-04-20 Published:2019-04-28
  • Contact: Xi WEI E-mail:weixi@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Abstract:

With the gradual maturity of laser technology, it has become widely considered a new method for disease treatment. Nd:YAG laser and Er:YAG laser are two representative solid-state lasers. These lasers are easy to use, comfortable and safe, and thus, they have recently become a research hotspot in dental treatment. Nd:YAG laser and Er:YAG laser have been used for the treatment of dentin hypersensitivity and dental caries, root canal therapy, pulp preservation and apical surgery. They are effective adjuvant methods for the treatment of dental pulp diseases and provide new avenues for clinical treatment. In this paper, the application of Nd:YAG laser and Er:YAG laser in the treatment of dental pulp disease is described to provide a reference for clinical treatment options.

Key words: Nd: YAG laser, Er: YAG laser, Dentin hypersensitivity, Dental decay, Root canal treatment, Vital pulp therapy, Apical surgery

CLC Number: 

  • R781

Figure 1

Photon-induced photoacoustic streaming"

Figure 2

Nd:YAG laser irradiation for root canal disinfection"

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