Effects of Low Incident Energy Levels of Infrared Laser Irradiation on the Proliferation of Candida Albicans Part III : A Study on the Interval of Irradiation

  • Sam-Kun Kim (Dept. or oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Dankook University) ;
  • Phil-Yeon Lee (Dept. or oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Dankook Universit) ;
  • Ki-Suk Kim (Dept. or oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, Dankook University)
  • Published : 1994.06.01

Abstract

This study was performed to investigate the biostimulation effects of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on the fungus, Candida alvicans, according to the interval of irradiation during the cell cycle. Samples were divided into 5 groups which were P7-2Hr, P7-4Hr, P15-2Hr, P15-4Hr and Co. Sample was irradiated for 1 minute with 2 hours or 2 minutes with 4 hours of elapsed time during 28 hours of the cell cycle of Candida albicans, and the optical density was assessed by spectrophotometry every 2 hours. It was found that there was significant difference, in the cell growth, between 2 hour and 4 hour interval laser irradiation, although the total energy of each group using identical pulse during exam was equal.

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