[The combined occluding effect of fluor protector and Nd:YAG laser irradiation on human dentinal tubules]

Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi. 2001 Mar;36(2):105-7.
[Article in Chinese]


Objective: To evaluate the combined occluding effect of fluor protector and Nd:YAG Laser irradiation on human dentinal tubules.

Methods: Twenty-four dentin specimens with exposed dentinal tubule orifices treated by 37% H3PO4 were randomly divided into four groups. Group B, C and D were vanished by fluor protector, group A served as a control. Group D was lased by Nd:YAG laser. Group C and D were brushed with normal force.

Results: Under SEM, group A showed numerous exposed dentinal tubule orifices, the diameter of which is 2-3 microns. Group B showed closure of dentinal tubule orifices. Group C showed that most of the fluor protector were brushed away and group D showed over 80% of the dentinal tubule orifices were occluded.

Conclusions: Fluor protector combined with Nd:YAG laser can make most of the dentinal tubule orifices occluded even after brushed.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dentin Sensitivity / therapy*
  • Drug Combinations*
  • Fluorides, Topical*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Polyurethanes*
  • Silanes*


  • Drug Combinations
  • Fluorides, Topical
  • Polyurethanes
  • Silanes
  • Fluor Protector