Laser Energy Taps into the Body's Innate Ability to Heal Itself.
Dental and oral medicine are constantly improving thanks to innovative new technologies and research. Just as important is staying in tune with the <<Whole Body In Balance>> paradigm. Dental lasers have become a revolutionary tool in dentistry. They provide quick, accurate, efficient, and yet body attuned results to deliver vibrant health and beauty.
Here at Family and Cosmetic Natural Dentistry, we feature state-of-the-art technology that is aligned with our holistic mindset and provides results you can trust. We perform various procedures using this exciting laser technology.
With over 50 years of experience in laser technology, Fotona's award-winning LightWalker dental laser systems are leading the dental industry forward to new levels of perfection with unrivaled precision, performance and ease of use
Benefits of the LightWalker Laser
Extremely precise all tissue laser--works for hard and soft-tissue treatments
Fast, effective, and minimally invasive
No noise or vibrations
Less need for anesthesia
No scalpels, no sutures
Reduced to no bleeding
Disinfects as it works, limiting infection risk
Reduces your recovery time
Safely removes damaged tissue
Provides tooth, tissue, and joint healing through biostimulation and photobiomodulation
Reduces tissue inflammation
Improves snoring while having a positive effect on obstructive sleep apnea.
Fillings and Crown Work
The Lightwalker provides a widest range of hard-tissue drilling options based on individual needs.
The minimally invasive nature of Fotona's patented Variable Square Pulse Er:YAG technology permits precise and gentle hard-tissue ablation in enamel and dentin without heating the surrounding tooth structure.
Often dental fillings can be performed with no or only minimal anesthesia and feel totally comfortable. In addition the healing power of the laser leads to essentially no sensitivity after the procedure is completed.
Typical treatment procedures with the LightWalker are faster, easier to perform and with less pain and shorter healing times compared to conventional treatments.
Relief from tooth sensitivity
Dentin hypersensitivity or cervical at the gum line) sensitivity is one of the most commonly encountered dental problems. It is characterized by short, sharp pain arising from exposed tooth (dentin or cementum) in response to stimuli: typically hot, cold, evaporative, tactile, osmotic or chemical and which cannot be ascribed to any other dental defects or pathology.
Hypersensitivity may present on several teeth, in one area of the mouth, or on one speciﬁc tooth. It can affect an individual’s quality of life, impede effective oral hygiene, and subsequently affect aesthetics.
Dentin is covered by enamel in the crown region and by cementum in the root region. When the enamel or cementum is removed or worn out, the underlying dentin will be exposed along with the dentine tubules, producing hypersensitivity. This occurs by loss of the protective covering over the dentin, leading to the exposure and opening of dentinal tubules.
The main cause of dentinal hypersensitivity is gingival recession with the exposure of root surfaces, loss of the cementum layer and smear layer, and tooth wear. Receding gums can be a sign of long-term trauma from excessive or forceful toothbrushing, acid abrasion, tooth grinding, or a sign of chronic gum disease.
The LightWalker laser can help relieve dentin hypersensitivity.
Laser treatment achieves recrystallization of dentin, producing a nonporous surface that partially or totally reshapes the dentinal tubules.
The laser-assisted treatment of dentin hypersensitivity is a good method to solve immediate and long-term pain. Compared to conventional desensitizing topical agents, laser treatment leads to rapid results with shorter treatment time and increased comfort for the patient.
Desensitizing substances and Ozone used in combination with laser light can enhance the effects.
Snoring and Sleep apnea
Snoring reduction and Sleep Apnea improvement through Fotona's NightLase therapy is a patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep.
NightLase can reduce snoring and its effects and decreases the snoring amplitude by means of a gentle laser treatment of the mucosa tissue.
Simple, safe and effective, Fotona's patented
laser modality optimizes the length of laser pulses, allowing for the safe penetration of heat into the oral mucosa tissue. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.
NightLase has a high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase can reduce and attenuate snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of snoring and may have a positive effect on obstructive sleep apnea.
Patients find NightLase to be a highly comfortable and satisfying solution. NightLase requires no device to be worn during sleep and involves no chemical treatment. It’s a gentle and easy way to regain a good night's sleep.
Dental Extractions and Oral Lesions
The Lightwalker dental laser is the ideal tool for all soft-tissue treatments. Unlike conventional oral surgery techniques, dental lasers allow soft-tissue treatments without the need for a scalpel or sutures.
Laser assisted surgical procedures are precise and comfortable thanks to the simultaneous coagulation effect that occurs during laser-tissue interaction.
Ultimate precision and flexibility is found through Fotona's low energy and high frequency Nd:YAG pulse which is perfect for soft-tissue procedures as it allows for extremely fine ablation and more precise control over incisions.
In addition, the Er:YAG laser wavelength is also ideal for many soft-tissue treatments such as lesion removal, and more.
With laser surgery, treatment times and post-operative healing periods are much shorter. Sutures are rarely needed, and with the laser’s simultaneous disinfection effects, healing is faster with fewer post-operative concerns.
TwinLight Laser periodontal treatment dental lasers are playing an increasingly important role in gum care, providing fast, simple and highly effective treatments for periodontal problems.
Fotona’s dual-wavelength LightWalker® Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers are the perfect tools for performing laser-assisted periodontal procedures in a minimally invasive, cost-effective manner.
The TwinLight approach enables wavelength-optimized treatments for periodontal therapy which create the optimal conditions for healing periodontal tissues. What’s more the Twin Light procedure prevents infection and promotes reduction in pocket depths.
Laser Periodontal Treatment can treat gives moderate-to-severe periodontal disease the most effective way possible, without scalpels and sutures.
Genova Photbiomodulation Therapy and Pain Relief
The medical power of light is
the ideal solution for wound healing and pain reduction, analgesic and biomodulation treatments.. The Genova handpiece of the LightWalker laser has an unique collimated homogeneous beam profile that is fast, patient-friendly and effective.
Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) involves the application of low-power laser light to injuries and lesions. It is used to promote wound healing in cases of healing defects by inducing an increase in mitotic activity and the number of fibroblasts, as well as collagen synthesis, neovascularization and a decreased level of pain.
Laser light is absorbed into the mitochondria and cell membranes of the target cells, leading to an increased level of molecular kinetic energy.
Biomodulation with the Genova handpiece as a standalone therapy, or as an adjunct step in surgical treatments, is an ideal complement to many procedures.
LightWalker’s Nd:YAG laser light has an optimal infrared wavelength that penetrates homogeneously into the tissue. The effect of the Nd:YAG wavelength on healing through the stimulation of growth factors is thus substantially higher than with other wavelengths.
The Genova handpiece with its unique collimated beam profile also treats affected areas with exceptional precision and control. It is clinically proven to stimulate wound healing in skin, mucosa and bone tissue, and also provides pain reduction and anti-inflammatory effects.