Saudi Endodontic Journal

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 253--260

The usage of lasers in cleaning, shaping, and disinfection of root canal system


Taher Dr. Al Omari1, Hamza El-Farraj2, Hazem Mohammad Alzenate1, Nahed Al Charabi3, Rana Al Khatib4, Ayfer Atav Ateş5 
1 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
2 Department of Operative, Preventive and Pediatric Dentistry, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany
3 Preventive Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
4 Private Practice, Amman, Jordan
5 Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Istinye University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Taher Dr. Al Omari
Department of Conservative Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box: 3030, Irbid 22110
Jordan

Since the laser was first used in endodontics in the 1970s, many studies have been conducted on this subject. This paper aims to summarize the studies about the effects of lasers in endodontics, which analyze the preparation and disinfection of the root canal system, postoperative pain, and the effect on the smear layer. The still-controversial question is; if lasers provide better results when used in tandem with conventional methods or alone. Another unknown factor is the side effects on teeth and surrounding tissues. With the increase in technology and knowledge in this field, developments are promising with different devices, laser tips, and wavelengths.


How to cite this article:
Al Omari TD, El-Farraj H, Alzenate HM, Al Charabi N, Al Khatib R, Ateş AA. The usage of lasers in cleaning, shaping, and disinfection of root canal system.Saudi Endod J 2022;12:253-260


How to cite this URL:
Al Omari TD, El-Farraj H, Alzenate HM, Al Charabi N, Al Khatib R, Ateş AA. The usage of lasers in cleaning, shaping, and disinfection of root canal system. Saudi Endod J [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Oct 3 ];12:253-260
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