ENDODONTIC BACTERIAL REDUCTION USING DIODE LASER RADIATION – SHORT LITERATURE REVIEW
Adrian Ştefan Stănuşi, Lelia Mihaela Gheorghiță, Andreea Stănuşi, Oana Andreea Diaconu, Anca Gheorghe, Ruxandra Voinea Georgescu, Ionela Teodora Dascălu, Oana Elena Amza, Adrian Camen, Mihaela Jana Ţuculină
The rapid evolution of laser technology and the better understanding of laser-tissue interaction, allowed the growth of possible laser treatments, including laser assisted endodontics. Diode laser was introduced in endodontic procedures in late 1980’s and today is used for decontamination of the root canals. Lasers are used in association with various endodontic techniques, either to irradiate directly the dentinal walls, or to irradiate/activate photoactive substances/irrigants, having an indirect clinical effect on the endodontic system. Side effects resulting from irradiation with laser light do not appear if the correct parameters are used. Further clinical studies are necessary in order to evaluate the healing of endodontic diseases from laser assisted therapy.
Tags: bactericidal effect, decontamination, diode laser, endodontics