Efficacy of lasers as an adjunct to chemo-mechanical disinfection of infected root canals : a systematic review

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Efficacy of lasers as an adjunct to chemo-mechanical disinfection of infected root canals : a systematic review

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dc.contributor.author Fransson, Helena sv
dc.contributor.author Larsson, Kerstin sv
dc.contributor.author Wolf, Eva en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-21T11:35:13Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-21T11:35:13Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0143-2885 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14711
dc.description.abstract The aim was to evaluate the efficacy of various types of lasers used as an adjunct to chemo-mechanical disinfection of infected root canals with the outcome measures 'normal periapical condition' or 'reduction of microbial load'. PubMed, CENTRAL and ISI Web of Knowledge literature searches with specific indexing terms and a subsequent hand search were made with stated limits and criteria. Relevant publications were retrieved, followed by interpretation. The quality of each included publication was assessed as high, moderate or low. The initial search process yielded 234 publications. All abstracts of these publications were read, and the reference lists of relevant publications were hand-searched. Ten articles were read in full text and interpreted according to a data extraction form. Five were included in the systematic review and were assessed. A meta-analysis was impossible to perform because the included studies were heterogeneous with regard to study design, treatment and outcome measures. Positive effects were reported; however, no concluding evidence grade could be made because each included study was judged to have low quality, primarily due to lack of a power analysis, blinding and reproducibility. The evidence grade for whether lasers can be recommended as an adjunct to chemo-mechanical disinfection of infected root canals was insufficient. This does not necessarily imply that laser should not be used as an adjunct to root canal treatment but instead underscores the need for future high-quality studies. en_US
dc.format.extent 12
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en_US
dc.subject chemo-mechanical en_US
dc.subject disinfection en_US
dc.subject endodontics en_US
dc.subject infection en_US
dc.subject lasers en_US
dc.subject systematic review en_US
dc.subject.classification Medicine en_US
dc.title Efficacy of lasers as an adjunct to chemo-mechanical disinfection of infected root canals : a systematic review en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Odontology
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/iej.12003 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Endodontic Journal;4
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 46
dc.format.ePage 307
dc.format.sPage 296
mahlocal.rights.oaType bronze
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