Nd:YAG Laser Therapy in Dental and Oral Surgery

  • Akinori Nagasawa

Abstract

The laser has brought us numerous technical innovations in every scientific field since its invention in 1960.1 Since then, lasers have elevated the level of traditional medicine and given us the benefit of modern advanced technology. The effect of light on tissues depends on the wavelength of the ray and since the coherent laser beam has a constant wavelength, an appropriate laser can be selected to achieve the best therapeutic result. The laser affords us the following therapeutic possibilities:
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    Selective treatment of the affected area is possible, based on the differences in optical characteristics.

     
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    Noncontact surgery is possible owing to the energy transference by laser radiation.

     
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    Noninvasive surgery is possible for deeply placed lesions by using optical fibers.

     
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    Various kinds of effects are possible to select.

     

Keywords

Quartz Welding Argon Drilling Stim 

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