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Effects of Nd:YAG laser irradiation on cultured human gingival fibroblasts.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Lasers in surgery and medicine
Publication Date
Volume
27
Issue
5
Pages
471–478
Identifiers
PMID: 11126441
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Our study demonstrated the cell damaging effects of Nd:YAG laser, ranging from degeneratively cytomorphologic change to cell death, on the cultured human gingival fibroblasts. It provided the dentist a chance to understand the potential hazard of laser application in periodontal treatment. If the energy output is enough for the clinical purposes, Nd:YAG laser with lower pulse energy and corresponding pulse rate should be selected to minimize the damage on adjacent soft tissue.

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