LASERS IN ENDODONTICS

  • Endodontic procedure carried out by conventional methods may not be successful in spite of utmost care.
  • Despite the mechanical removal, irrigation and disinfection of canals, the bacteria can still persist which cannot be reached by conventional techniques.
  • As the technology has advanced, now lasers are used in endodontic procedures to improve the prognosis of the treatment of tooth.
  • Laser light penetrates upto >1000 micrometre into the dentin and provides a distinct advantage since the bacteria can immigrate upto 1000 micrometre into tubules.
  • When in contact with laser, cell membrane gets destroyed due to the impact of direct heat and this damage is enough to stop the growth of the bacteria depending on the wavelength and frequency of laser irradiation used by the dentist.
  • It is a very effective tool for disinfecting the root canal after mechanical root canal treatment as it has sufficient penetration depth.
  • It is effective in curved canals also and the energy is transported by thin flexible fibres which have diameter of only 200 micrometer.
  • Laser eradicates the microbial flora of root canal and also has same effect on surrounding dentin without affecting the surrounding tissue and has good disinfection mechanism without causing pain and improving the prognosis of the endodontic treatment.

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