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Laser-based Disinfection of the Root Canal System: An Update

Hamid Jafarzadeh, Zahed Mohammadi, Sousan Shalavi, Rasoul Sahebalam, Jun-Ichiro Kinoshita

Citation Information : Jafarzadeh H, Mohammadi Z, Shalavi S, Sahebalam R, Kinoshita J. Laser-based Disinfection of the Root Canal System: An Update. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (1):74-77.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1993

Published Online: 01-06-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Microorganisms have been considered to have played a critical role in the initiation and development of pulpoperiapical diseases. Some evidences have shown that mechanical instrumentation may leave considerable portions of canal surfaces undebrided. Therefore, some supplemental methods, such as the use of chemical solutions and/or lasers, have been introduced to further disinfect the complicated canal anatomy and destroy as many microorganisms as possible. The purpose of this review was to address a brief review of characteristics of lasers and their effects to disinfect the root canal in endodontics.

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Mohammadi Z, Jafarzadeh H, Shalavi S, Sahebalam R, Kinoshita JI. Laser-based Disinfection of the Root Canal System: An Update. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(1):74-77.

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