Effects of laser-aided circumferential supracrestal fiberotomy on root surfaces.

OBJECTIVE To evaluate and compare the effects of circumferential supracrestal fiberotomy in vivo (using diode, CO(2), and Er∶YAG lasers) on the morphology and chemical composition of the root surface. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty healthy premolar teeth, intended for extraction for orthodontic reasons, were used in this study. Root surfaces were treated… CONTINUE READING