Comparative Evaluation of Antimicrobial Effects of Er:YAG, Diode, and CO2 Lasers on Titanium Discs: An Experimental Study


Tosun E., Tasar F., Strauss R., Kivanc D. G. , ÜNGÖR C.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.70, ss.1064-1069, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 70 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.joms.2011.11.021
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1064-1069

Özet

Purpose: This study examined carbon dioxide (CO2; 10,600 nm), diode (808 nm), and erbium (Er): yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG; 2,940 nm) laser applications on Staphylococcus aureus contaminated, sandblasted, large-grit, acid-etched surface titanium discs and performed a comparative evaluation of the obtained bactericidal effects and the applicability of these effects in clinical practice.