Ivona Bago

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PURPOSE High-energy lasers have been proposed as an alternative to the conventional surgical drill in oral and maxillofacial surgery. The aims of this study were to compare thermal changes of the bone surface, procedure time, and volume of the removed bone after drilling with an erbium (Er):yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser versus a low-speed surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Helicobacter pylori infection is associated with numerous gastroduodenal diseases. The oral cavity could be a potential extragastric reservoir for H. pylori, and oral H. pylori might cause gastric reinfection after the eradication therapy. The aim of the study was to evaluate the presence of H. pylori in oral cavity of patients with gastric H.(More)
The application of light for processing materials was first described by Arristophanes in his comedy ''The clouds“ 423 B.C. In the 2500 years that passed until the laser was invented, light had been used both for processing material and for medical purposes in various ways. But only the laser has paved the path for widespread therapeutic use of optical(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this randomized clinical study is to evaluate the effect of a 980-nm diode laser as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) treatment. METHODS Thirty-five patients with chronic periodontitis were selected for the split-mouth clinical study. SRP was performed using a sonic device and hand instruments. Quadrants were equally(More)
The aim of the study was to assess the antibacterial efficacy of photon-initiated photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) using an Er:YAG laser and sonic-activated irrigation combined with QMiX irrigant or sodium hypochlorite against Enterococcus faecalis intracanal biofilm. Root canals of 91 human extracted single-canal teeth were instrumented, sterilized,(More)
AIM To evaluate the antimicrobial effect of a diode laser irradiation, photo-activated disinfection (PAD), conventional and sonic activated irrigation with 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) on Enterococcus faecalis. METHODOLOGY Root canals of 120 human extracted teeth with single straight canals were prepared with ProTaper files, sterilized, contaminated(More)
The aim of this study was to identify bacteria from the infected root canals of teeth with chronic apical periodontitis, and to evaluate the antibacterial effect of 0.2% chlorhexidine (CHX), as an irrigant, in reducing the microbial flora 48h after root canal preparation. A total of 44 subjects were randomly divided in the experimental group and the control(More)
AIM The aim of the study was to compare the antimicrobial efficacy of three irrigation techniques after the use of standardized volume of NaOCl and with standardized time and irrigation. METHODOLOGY Forty-eight single rooted teeth were inoculated with an Enterococcus faecalis suspension for 24 h. The remaining six canals served as negative controls. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare switched on and switched off (sham) low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the treatment of drug-induced hyposalivation. BACKGROUND DATA Hyposalivation is decreased salivary flow rate most frequently present in patients who take a lot of medication, suffer from Sjögren's syndrome, or were irradiated. Available(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of photon-initiated photoacoustic streaming (PIPS) in the removal of filling remnants from root canals after rotary phase of retreatment and to examine the difference in the amount of residual material considering the type of sealer. Thirty-six extracted single-rooted human teeth were instrumented and(More)