Bactericidal efficacy of carbon dioxide laser against bacteria-contaminated titanium implant and subsequent cellular adhesion to irradiated area.

@article{Kato1998BactericidalEO,
  title={Bactericidal efficacy of carbon dioxide laser against bacteria-contaminated titanium implant and subsequent cellular adhesion to irradiated area.},
  author={Tomokazu Kato and Haruka Kusakari and Etsuro Hoshino},
  journal={Lasers in surgery and medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={299-309}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess CO2 laser ability to eliminate bacteria from titanium implant surfaces. The changes of the surface structure, the rise in temperature, and the damage of connective tissue cells after laser irradiation were also considered. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS Streptococcus sanguis and… CONTINUE READING