The effect of lasers on dental hard tissues.

H. Wigdor*, E. Abt, S. Ashrafi, J. T. Walsh

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There is a quest to find a method to remove diseased and healthy dental hard tissues without the negative stimuli associated with dental handpieces. Today, lasers are being considered as a potential replacement. This report evaluates effects of three lasers on dentin and pulpal tissues. The Er:YAG laser appears to have a lesser thermal effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-70
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Dentistry


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