The bactericidal effect of Nd:YAG, Ho:YAG, and Er:YAG laser irradiation in the root canal: an in vitro comparison.

@article{Moritz1999TheBE,
  title={The bactericidal effect of Nd:YAG, Ho:YAG, and Er:YAG laser irradiation in the root canal: an in vitro comparison.},
  author={Andreas Moritz and Ulrich Schoop and Kawe Goharkhay and S Jakolitsch and Wolf Kluger and Johann Wernisch and Wolfgang R Sperr},
  journal={Journal of clinical laser medicine & surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={17 4},
  pages={161-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the antibacterial effectiveness of the Nd:YAG, the Ho:YAG, and the Er:YAG laser in infected root canals. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Lasers are gaining increasing importance in the field of endodontics. Numerous studies have shown the beneficial effects of laser treatment in disinfecting root canals. METHODS In our in vitro experimental setup, 40 extracted and endodontically treated teeth were inoculated with a suspension of Escherichia coli and… CONTINUE READING

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