Since the invention of laser, various applications for lasers in endodontics have been proposed, such as disinfection of the root canal system, canal shaping, pulp diagnosis, and apicoectomy. One of the major applications of laser in endodontics is apicoectomy. The aim of this article is to review the benefits and drawbacks of laser applications in apicoectomy, including effect on apical seal, effect on dentin permeability, effect on postsurgery pain, effect on crack formation, effect on root-end morphology, effect on treatment outcome, and connective tissue response to laser-treated dentin.
Keywords: Apical seal, Apicoectomy, Dentin permeability, Laser, Treatment outcome.
How to cite this article: Mohammadi Z, Jafarzadeh H, Shalavi S, Kinoshita J-I, Giardino L. Lasers in Apicoectomy: A Brief Review. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(2):170-173.
Source of support: Nil
Conflict of interest: None