Intrapulpal temperature rises caused by curing lights: Is this a concern?
This video presentation is presented by Dr. Fred Rueggeberg, Professor and Section Director Dental Materials at the Georgia Health Sciences University
- An in-vitro model can provide clinically relevant conditions for estimating the in-vivo temperature rise potential of curing lights.
- Use of a directed airflow over the tooth crown prior to, during, and subsequent to light curing steps, helps to minimize the potential for causing significant intrapulpal temperature rise during a clinical restorative procedure using direct resin-based restorative materials. However, results should still be verified using in-vivo testing.
- Further testing needs to made on the potential for causing soft tissue damage during photocuring procedures.
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