Fluorescence-controlled Er:YAG laser for caries removal in permanent teeth: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Dommisch2008FluorescencecontrolledEL,
  title={Fluorescence-controlled Er:YAG laser for caries removal in permanent teeth: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={H Dommisch and Katja Peus and Susanne Kneist and Felix Krause and Andreas Braun and Juergen Hedderich and S\oeren Jepsen and J{\"o}rg Eberhard},
  journal={European journal of oral sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={116 2},
  pages={170-6}
}
The aim of this randomized clinical study was to compare the efficacy of a fluorescence-controlled erbium-loaded yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser with conventional bur treatment for caries therapy in adults. Twenty-six patients with 102 carious lesions were treated using either the Er:YAG laser, at threshold levels of 7, 8, 9, and 10 [U], or rotary burs. Both techniques were applied to each lesion at separate locations. After treatment, dentine samples were obtained using a carbide bur… CONTINUE READING