Erbium:YAG laser versus ultrasonic in preparation of root-end cavities.

@article{Karlovi2005ErbiumYAGLV,
  title={Erbium:YAG laser versus ultrasonic in preparation of root-end cavities.},
  author={Zoran Karlovi{\'c} and Sonja Pezelj-Ribari{\'c} and Ivana Mileti{\'c} and Silvana Juki{\'c} and Jo{\vs}ko Grgurevi{\'c} and Ivica Ani{\'c}},
  journal={Journal of endodontics},
  year={2005},
  volume={31 11},
  pages={821-3}
}
The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the sealing effectiveness of the Erbium:YAG laser to the sealing effectiveness of an ultrasonic device in the preparation of similar retrograde cavities using different retrograde filling materials. After root-canal instrumentation and filling, apices of 60 single-rooted teeth were resected. Retrograde class I cavities 3 mm deep were prepared using an ultrasonic device (group A) and Er:YAG laser (group B). An ultrasonic unit was used with CT-5… CONTINUE READING

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