Effect of pulsed Nd:YAG laser irradiation on acid demineralization of enamel and dentin.

@article{Hossain2001EffectOP,
  title={Effect of pulsed Nd:YAG laser irradiation on acid demineralization of enamel and dentin.},
  author={M M Iqbal Hossain and Yukio Nakamura and Yuichi Kimura and Yoshishige Yamada and Takashi Kawanaka and Koukichi Matsumoto},
  journal={Journal of clinical laser medicine & surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={105-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of Nd:YAG laser irradiation on the acid demineralization of enamel and dentin by spectrophotometry. A mechanism of acquired acid resistance is also proposed. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The ability of Nd:YAG laser irradiation to the enhanced resistance to artificial caries formation is still controversial. METHODS A pulsed Nd:YAG laser at 1.064-micron wavelength was used to irradiate the human enamel and dentin samples from 20… CONTINUE READING