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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113-116

Management of cracked maxillary first molar with erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Supriya Gupta
Floor No-3, Room No-6, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, BHU, Varanasi - 221 005, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_12_22

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Treatment and diagnosis of fractured teeth present a big challenge to dentists. Treatment of traumatized teeth can be done with reattachment of a dental fragment both in simple and complicated coronal fractures. A 28-year-old male patient came to our department with a traumatic crown fracture of the permanent, left maxillary molar. The patient complained of pain upon mastication, and on examination left maxillary second molar has a fracture line extending in a mesiodistal direction. Partial pulpotomy with the help of erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er: YAG) laser was done to relieve symptoms and to reduce microleakage and increase strength, the fracture line was sealed with the help of Er: YAG laser. The cavity was then sealed with biodentin and composite. For these types of cases, Er: YAG laser is used for biostimulation of exposed pulp, and also to improve strength and reduce microleakage through sealing of fracture line.

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