A clinical study of pulsed Nd: YAG laser-induced pulpal analgesia.

  title={A clinical study of pulsed Nd: YAG laser-induced pulpal analgesia.},
  author={C John Whitters and Annara Hall and Steve L Creanor and H. G. J. Moseley and W. Harper Gilmour and Robert Strang and William Philip Saunders and Robin Orchardson},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  volume={23 3},
The pulsed Nd: YAG laser is advocated as an alternative means of providing analgesia during routine dental procedures. Since the evidence to support this claim is mainly anecdotal, a clinical trial was carried out using an electric pulp tester (EPT) to measure the extent and duration of any analgesic effect induced by pulsed Nd: YAG laser treatment. A double-blind crossover experiment involving laser and sham treatments was used on 21 subjects. A small (3.6 arbitrary units) but statistically… CONTINUE READING

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