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22 April 1998 Bactericidal effect of the CO2 laser in the root canal: an in-vitro study
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Proceedings Volume 3248, Lasers in Dentistry IV; (1998)
Event: BiOS '98 International Biomedical Optics Symposium, 1998, San Jose, CA, United States
The purpose of this study was to determine the bactericidal effect of a CO2 laser used in a continuous mode. Classically prepared root canals were irradiated under standardized conditions with power settings of 2, 4, and 6 Watts. The mean elimination of Enterococcus faecalis in prepared and infected root canals of extracted teeth was 98.97%, 99.51% and 99.34% respectively. Minimum elimination was 91.67% and maximum 99.696%.
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Norbert Gutknecht, Cornelia Wilkert-Walter, and Friedrich Lampert "Bactericidal effect of the CO2 laser in the root canal: an in-vitro study", Proc. SPIE 3248, Lasers in Dentistry IV, (22 April 1998);

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