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Non-contact profilometry of eroded and abraded enamel irradiated with an Er:YAG laser

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Scatolin, Renata Siqueira [1] ; Colucci, Vivian [2] ; Lepri, Taisa Penazzo [1] ; de Alexandria, Adilis Kalina [3] ; Maia, Lucianne Cople [3] ; Galo, Rodrigo [4] ; Borsatto, Maria Cristina [5] ; Milori Corona, Silmara Aparecida [1]
Total Authors: 8
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Odontol Ribeirao Preto, Dept Odontol Restauradora, Av Cafe S-N, BR-14040904 Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Ribeirao Preto, Dept Odontol, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Fed Rio de Janeiro, Fac Odontol, Dept Odontopediat & Ortodontia, Rio De Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
[4] Univ Vale Jequitinhonha & Mucuri, Dept Odontol, Diamantina, MG - Brazil
[5] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Odontol Ribeirao Preto, Dept Clin Infantil, Ribeirao Preto, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Applied Oral Science; v. 26, p. -, 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 1

Abstract Literature has reported positive results regarding the use of lasers in the control of erosive lesions; however, evaluating whether they are effective in the control of the progression of erosive/abrasive lesions is important. Objectives This study aimed to evaluate the effect of the Er:YAG laser irradiation in controlling the progression of erosion associated with abrasive lesions in enamel. Material and methods Bovine incisors were sectioned, flattened and polished. Forty-eight enamel slabs were subjected to treatment in an intraoral phase. Twelve volunteers used an intraoral appliance containing one slab that was irradiated with an Er:YAG laser (5.2 J/cm2, 85 mJ, 2 Hz) and another non-irradiated slab on each side of the appliance, during one phase of 5 d, under a split-mouth design. Devices were subjected to erosive challenges (1% citric acid, 5 min, 3 times a day) and abrasive challenges one h after (brushing force of 1.5 N for 15 s) randomly and independently on each side of the device. Measurements of enamel loss were performed via 3D optical profilometry (μm). We analyzed data using the Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests and morphological characteristics via scanning electron microscopy. Results Following erosive and abrasive challenges, the group that was irradiated with the Er:YAG laser presented less loss of structure than the non-irradiated group. The group that underwent erosion and irradiation did not exhibit a significant difference from the non-irradiated group. Conclusion Irradiation with the Er:YAG laser did not control the loss of structure of enamel subjected to erosion but did control abrasion after erosion. (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
FAPESP's process: 11/23252-0 - Effect of Er:YAG laser on controlling dental enamel wear
Grantee:Renata Siqueira Scatolin
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate