The Fotona Lightwalker® laser is a versatile dental tool that uses laser technology to perform a wide range of procedures. It is equipped with two laser wavelengths – Er:YAG and Nd:YAG – which allow it to perform both hard and soft tissue procedures with precision and efficiency.
How does it work?
The laser emits a beam of light that is absorbed by the tissue being treated. This energy is then converted into heat, which causes the tissue to vaporize or coagulate, depending on the specific procedure being performed. The laser is controlled by a computer system that allows for precise control over the energy output and duration of the laser pulses, ensuring a high level of accuracy and safety.
Here at Boisson Family Dentist, we will be using the Fotona Lightwalker® laser specifically in the following treatments:
- Frenectomies for tongue and lip ties (usually with no freezing required).
- NightLase procedure to treat snoring without appliances or CPAP.
- SWEEPS Root canal cleaning method: used to remove infected tissue from the root canal system, promoting healing and preventing further infection. This process is faster and less painful than traditional root canal treatment.
- Treatment of many areas of decay comfortably without freezing.
What are the benefits of the Fotona Lightwalker® laser?
Faster healing times: Because the laser is less invasive than traditional methods, there is less trauma to the tissues and faster healing times.
Increased precision: The laser allows for more precise control over the treatment area, resulting in less damage to healthy tissues.
Reduced pain and discomfort: Because the laser is less invasive, there is typically less pain and discomfort associated with the procedure.
Improved outcomes: The laser is able to remove diseased tissue more thoroughly than traditional methods, resulting in better treatment outcomes.
Versatility: The Fotona Lightwalker® laser can be used for a wide range of procedures, making it a versatile tool for dental professionals.