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Caries removal in deciduous teeth using an Er:YAG laser: a randomized split-mouth clinical trial

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Valerio, Rodrigo Alexandre [1] ; Borsatto, Maria Cristina [1] ; Serra, Monica Campos [2] ; Fernandes Polizeli, Silvana Aparecida [1] ; Nemezio, Mariana Alencar [1] ; Galo, Rodrigo [3] ; Aires, Carolina Patricia [4] ; dos Santos, Ana Carolina [4] ; Milori Corona, Silmara Aparecida [2]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Sch Dent, Clin Pediat Dent Dept, BR-14040904 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Ribeirao Preto Sch Dent, Dept Restorat Dent, BR-14040904 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] State Sao Paulo Univ, Araraquara Dent Sch, Dept Dent Mat & Prosthodont, BR-14801903 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Pharmaceut Sci Ribeirao Preto, Dept Restorat Dent, BR-14040904 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS; v. 20, n. 1, p. 65-73, JAN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 12

The aim of the present clinical randomized split-mouth study was to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of an Er:YAG laser for caries removal in primary molars, microbiological dentin analysis, and clinical restorations after 1 year in 29 children. The children's teeth were randomized into two groups: (I) an Er:YAG laser group and (II) a bur preparation group. The efficiency of the treatments (the time necessary for the removal of carious tissue) was evaluated based on the time spent on caries removal in the deciduous molars. The effectiveness (caries removal capacity) of the caries removal was determined by means of a blind test in which the examiner performed a tactile and visual examination of the dentin. Microbiological analysis was performed by counting the Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus sp in the remaining dentin. Clinical analysis of restorations was performed using the USPHS method in combination with photographs of restored teeth, 7 days after the restorative procedure and again after 1 year. All cavities were restored with the Adper Single Bond 2/Filtek Z350 system. The obtained data were analyzed with a significance level of 5 %. The Er:YAG laser was less effective and had the same efficacy as bur preparation during caries removal at the pulpal wall of deciduous molars. In the surrounding walls, bur preparation was the more effective method. Regardless of the method employed, the affected dentin in the pulpal wall had similar amounts of S. mutans and Lactobacillus sp. The restorations were clinically accepted by the USPHS method over a 1-year period. It can be concluded that caries removal with an Er:YAG laser has no influence on the clinical behavior of restorations. Irradiation with an Er:YAG laser is appropriate for caries removal in primary teeth. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/00272-5 - In vivo study of the Er:YAG laser in deciduous teeth: effectiveness and efficiency analysis on the removal of cavity detriment, microbiologic evaluation of prepared cavities and restorations made
Grantee:Silmara Aparecida Milori Corona
Support type: Regular Research Grants