Application of High-Power Diode Laser and Photodynamic Therapy in Endodontic Treatment – Review of the Literature

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1 / Dragana Rakašević1 / Dijana Trišić1

1Belgrade University, School of Dental Medicine Belgrade, Serbia

Summary

Lasers have found important role in clinical application, science and scientific research. The aim of this review is to focus on using soft tissue laser in endodontic treatments.

The main goal of endodontic treatment is elimination of pathogenic microorganisms from root canal system. Laser light has the ability to reach parts of the tissue and areas where classical techniques and instruments cannot. New approaches to disinfecting root canals have been proposed recently, which include the use of high-power diode lasers, as well as disinfection of the root canal by using photodynamic therapy. A research is necessary to define a precise protocol for high-power laser and photodynamic therapy in treatment of the root canal system.

Keywords: Diode Laser; Photodynamic Therapy; Endodontics

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Citation Information: Balkan Journal of Dental Medicine. Volume 19, Issue 2, Pages 71–74, ISSN (Online) 2335-0245, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/bjdm-2015-0038, July 2015

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