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Efficacy of Caries Removal by Carie-Care and Er:YAG Laser in Primary Molars: A Scanning Electron Microscope Study

International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
01 August, 2018

Authors:

  • Attiguppe Prabhakar: Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, Davangere, Karnataka, India.
  • Chandrashekar Yavagal: Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Maratha Mandal’s Nathajirao G. Halgekar Institute of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

 

Abstract:

  • Aim: To compare and evaluate morphological changes and bacterial deposits in primary carious molars after caries excavation with Carie-Care, erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser, and round tungsten carbide bur.
  • Conclusion: Among the three different methods of caries excavation, Er:YAG laser was found to be more effective compared with Carie-Care and round tungsten carbide bur.
  • Clinical significance: Laser-induced caries excavation by Er:YAG laser and chemomechanical method of caries removal by Carie-Care can be considered as future of noninvasive pediatric and preventive dentistry.
Published Article
Efficacy of Caries Removal by Carie-Care and Er:YAG Laser in Primary Molars: A Scanning Electron Microscope Study