Effects of pulsed Nd:YAG laser radiation on action potential conduction in nerve fibres inside teeth in vitro.

@article{Orchardson1998EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of pulsed Nd:YAG laser radiation on action potential conduction in nerve fibres inside teeth in vitro.},
  author={Robin Orchardson and John M. Peacock and C John Whitters},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 5-6},
  pages={421-6}
}
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to simulate the effects of lasing dentine on pulpal nerve function. METHODS Rat spinal nerve roots were threaded through the prepared pulp canal of a 10 mm long tooth root segment which was mounted in a perspex bath. The protruding ends of the nerve were placed on platinum wire electrodes used to elicit and to record compound nerve action potentials (CAPs). Laser energy (average power = 0.3-3.0 W) was applied to the surface of the root segment using a pulsed Nd:YAG… CONTINUE READING