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Caries-like lesion initiation and progression around laser-cured sealants.
Am J Dent 1993; 6(4):176-80AJ

Abstract

This study evaluated and compared the effects of argon laser and visible light polymerization of a pit and fissure sealant material on caries-like lesion initiation and progression. Following the lesion initiation period, the primary surface lesion depth was significantly less (P < 0.05) for the argon laser-cured group (97 microns) when compared with that for the visible light-cured group (151 microns). Wall lesion occurrence was 5% for both treatment groups. Following lesion progression, the primary surface lesion depth was significantly less (P < 0.05) for the argon laser-cured group (129 microns) when compared with that for the visible light-cured group (232 microns). Wall lesion occurrence was 15% and 5% for visible light-cured and argon laser-cured groups, respectively (P < 0.05). Argon laser-curing of sealant material may enhance the caries resistance of the enamel forming the enamel-resin interface and result in a reduction in caries formation adjacent to sealants.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Caries Research Laboratory, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental Branch, Houston, Texas.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7803003

Citation

Hicks, M J., et al. "Caries-like Lesion Initiation and Progression Around Laser-cured Sealants." American Journal of Dentistry, vol. 6, no. 4, 1993, pp. 176-80.
Hicks MJ, Flaitz CM, Westerman GH, et al. Caries-like lesion initiation and progression around laser-cured sealants. Am J Dent. 1993;6(4):176-80.
Hicks, M. J., Flaitz, C. M., Westerman, G. H., Blankenau, R. J., Powell, G. L., & Berg, J. H. (1993). Caries-like lesion initiation and progression around laser-cured sealants. American Journal of Dentistry, 6(4), pp. 176-80.
Hicks MJ, et al. Caries-like Lesion Initiation and Progression Around Laser-cured Sealants. Am J Dent. 1993;6(4):176-80. PubMed PMID: 7803003.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Caries-like lesion initiation and progression around laser-cured sealants. AU - Hicks,M J, AU - Flaitz,C M, AU - Westerman,G H, AU - Blankenau,R J, AU - Powell,G L, AU - Berg,J H, PY - 1993/8/1/pubmed PY - 1993/8/1/medline PY - 1993/8/1/entrez SP - 176 EP - 80 JF - American journal of dentistry JO - Am J Dent VL - 6 IS - 4 N2 - This study evaluated and compared the effects of argon laser and visible light polymerization of a pit and fissure sealant material on caries-like lesion initiation and progression. Following the lesion initiation period, the primary surface lesion depth was significantly less (P < 0.05) for the argon laser-cured group (97 microns) when compared with that for the visible light-cured group (151 microns). Wall lesion occurrence was 5% for both treatment groups. Following lesion progression, the primary surface lesion depth was significantly less (P < 0.05) for the argon laser-cured group (129 microns) when compared with that for the visible light-cured group (232 microns). Wall lesion occurrence was 15% and 5% for visible light-cured and argon laser-cured groups, respectively (P < 0.05). Argon laser-curing of sealant material may enhance the caries resistance of the enamel forming the enamel-resin interface and result in a reduction in caries formation adjacent to sealants. SN - 0894-8275 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7803003/Caries_like_lesion_initiation_and_progression_around_laser_cured_sealants_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/toothdecay.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -