For the purpose of denim micro-selective treatment the thermal ablation and photoablation accomplished by Er:YAG laser radiation, and preparation of tissue by ultrasonic round ball tip, and also by the classical dental drilling machine using diamond round bur, were executed. The laser energy used in the experiment was 75 mJ, and 40 mJ yielding in the interaction radiation intensity 97.5 kW/cm2 and 130 MW/cm2, for laser working in free-running (FR) and Q-switched mode (Q), respectively. The lengths of the interacting pulses were 200 μs (FR) and 80 ns (Q) for these two regimes. Four various cavities prepared by these methods differs in shape, roughness of inner surface, and by the smear layer removal. A figure is presented. SEM photography of free-running Er:YAG, Q-switched Er:YAG laser radiation, ultrasound, and dental driller interaction with dentine.
- Er:YAG laser
- Hard dental tissue