Novel sweeps technology in endodontics — A review

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Author Details : Sindhuja Panthangi, Uppalapati Vishwaja*, Chavva Lakshmi Charan Reddy, Mattapudi Basavaiah Babu, Srivalli Podili

Volume : 6, Issue : 3, Year : 2021

Article Page : 134-142

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A novel SWEEPS® Er:YAG laser modality was recently introduced with the purpose of improving the disinfecting and activating efficacy of SSP laser assisted endodontic procedures by permitting the generation of primary and secondary shock waves throughout the complicated root canal system. The SWEEPS method greatly improves the efficacy of removing debris and medications from the root canal system. In the most current Er:YAG dental laser devices, the complimentary combination of SSP and SWEEPS® technology constitutes a distinct solution for modern endodontics. The aim of this review is to: (i) Offer the most relevant data on a novel SWEEPS (shock wave enhanced emission photoacoustic streaming) technology, its relative advantages, with an emphasis on single-pulse SSP laser-assisted irrigation and dual pulse SWEEPS technology; (ii) Provide recommendations for the use of SWEEPS technology in Endodontics based on current evidence; (iii) Highlight the areas in which more research is required.

Keywords: Dual pulse, Er:YAG laser, Laser-assisted irrigation, Photon-induced photoacoustic streaming, SSP/SWEEPS® endodontics.

How to cite : Panthangi S, Vishwaja U, Reddy C L C, Babu M B, Podili S, Novel sweeps technology in endodontics — A review. IP Indian J Conserv Endod 2021;6(3):134-142

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Article History

Received : 30-05-2021

Accepted : 06-08-2021

Available online : 25-09-2021

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