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Laser Surface Engineering by D Waugh, J. R. Lawrence

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Laser surface engineering in dentistry

R.S. Oliveira; J.T. Pereira; C.M. Assunção; S.B. Werle; J.A. Rodrigues    Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

Abstract

This chapter discusses the laser application in the oral cavity as an adjunct or an alternative to traditional approaches. This chapter first presents the effect of lasers on soft tissues (therapeutic use; surgical treatments; periodontal and endodontic applications) and the effect of lasers on hard tissues (caries detection; caries removal; caries prevention; treatment of dentin hypersensitivity by laser radiation; dental bleaching). Then the chapter discusses the new laser applications and future clinical researches.

Keywords

Laser application ...

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