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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry



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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 3     21. Apr. 2017
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 3  (21.04.2017)

Page 386-392, doi:10.11607/prd.3258, PubMed:28402350

Various Tip Applications and Temperature Changes of Er,Cr:YSGG-Laser Irradiated Implants In Vitro
Romanos, Georgios E. / Montanaro, Nicholas J. / Sacks, Danielle / Miller, Robert J. / Javed, Fawad / Calvo-Guirado, Jose Luis / Delgado-Ruiz, Rafael A.
The impact of the laser tip on implant temperature when irradiating implants with lasers to treat peri-implantitis has received little attention. The present study was designed to assess the influence of two laser tips (sapphire chisel [MC3] and radial firing perio [RFP]) on temperature change of an implant irradiated with an Er,Cr:YSGG laser in vitro under various operational conditions. The results suggest that Er,Cr:YSGG irradiation using either tip with supplemental cooling can be a thermally safe approach to implant decontamination. However, use of the RFP tip consistently resulted in a greater temperature rise. The MC3 tip thus may be preferable to the RFP tip for open-flap implant debridement.