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GUINOT-MOYA, Rosa; ESPANA-TOST, Antonio Jesús; BERINI-AYTES, Leonardo  and  GAY-ESCODA, Cosme. Use of other lasers in dentistry: Argon, Nd:YAP and Ho:YAG. RCOE [online]. 2004, vol.9, n.5, pp.581-586. ISSN 1138-123X.

The advantages that the incorporation of lasers brought to dentistry affect all fields. Thus, the argon lasers, Nd:YAP and Ho:YAG, have very specific and very interesting applications not only in operative dentistry but also in oral surgery. The indications of the argon laser are mainly focused on the polymerisation of restorative materials, in endodontics and within the oral surgery field, in the incision of soft tissues, specially in the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions. The Nd:YAP laser is mainly applied in endodontics and periodontics, and the Ho:YAG is useful in periapical surgery and temporomandibular joint arthroscopic surgery.

Keywords : Argon laser; Nd:YAP laser; Ho:YAG laser; Laser in dentistry.

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