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LARREA-OYARBIDE, Nerea; ESPANA-TOST, Antonio Jesús; BERINI-AYTES, Leonardo  and  GAY-ESCODA, Cosme. Applications of diode laser in dentistry. RCOE [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.5, pp.529-534. ISSN 1138-123X.

The diode laser has numerous applications in the specialty of Oral Surgery, being preferentially used for surgical interventions on soft tissues as long as they do not imply an excessive bleeding. In endodontics, implantology and periodontics it is used because of its important bactericidal effect. It is also used for dental bleaching procedures. It is important to appropriately control the time of application and the working power in order to avoid the overheating of the neighbouring tissues and the subsequent necrosis. Whenever the diode laser is used, all the participating persons - clinician, assistants, auxiliary personnel and patient - have to wear the recommended eye protection.

Keywords : Diode laser; Laser in Dentistry.

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