Int J Stomatol ›› 2020, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (3): 351-355.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2020049

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Application of erbium laser in pediatric dentistry

Yu Lintong,Song Guangtai()   

  1. The State Key Laboratory Breeding Base of Basic Science of Stomatology (Hubei-MOST) & Key Laboratory of Oral Biomedicine Ministry of Education, School & Hospital of Stomatology, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China
  • Received:2019-09-05 Revised:2019-11-02 Online:2020-05-01 Published:2020-05-08
  • Contact: Guangtai Song


With the increasing attention paid to children’s oral diseases, new laser technologies have been gradually applied to the treatment of such diseases. Among existing technologies, the erbium laser is the most comprehensive one for treatment. This technology can be applied to the treatment of oral soft tissue diseases and dental hard tissue diseases simultaneously. Children’s oral diseases are wide ranging and involve special treatment methods. The application of the erbium laser coincides with the scope of children’s oral disease treatment as it conforms to the principle of minimal invasiveness and comfortable treatment. In this study, the principle and application of the erbium laser to the treatment of children’s oral hard tissue diseases, soft tissue diseases, and endodontics are reviewed. Hence, this study can provide a reference for the clinical treatment of children’s oral diseases.

Key words: erbium laser, pediatric dentistry, dental care for children, laser therapy

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  • R788

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