Lasers in Endodontics
Prof. dr. Norbert Gutknecht
Aachen Research Institute for Lasers in Dentistry (AALZ), Clinic of Conservative Dentistry,
Periodontology and Preventive Dentistry, University Hospital of the RWTH, Aachen, Germany
Article: J. Laser Health Academy, Vol. 2008, No.4 (2008)
This paper describes and discusses the use of the Nd:YAG and diode lasers in endodontics. Clinical studies clearly show advantages of laser treatments over currently-used conventional methods and techniques. The most important advantages are improved disinfection efficacy, more effective root canal cleaning, reduction of permeability, reduction of micro-leakage, and elimination of the need to use toxic solvents.