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Fotona Lightwalker


The Fotona Lightwalker device utilizes hydrokinetic technology to remove hard and soft tissue with laser-powered water droplets.  There is no heat and no vibrations associated with the Waterlase laser and it is completely safe.  The FDA deemed the hydrokinetic laser safe for use on both adults and children in 1998.

Fotona Lightwalker is an extremely versatile piece of dental equipment.  It can be used to either perform or expedite many procedures including:

  • Caries removal
  • Cavity preparation
  • Dentin and enamel procedures
  • Gum lifts and reshaping
  • Removal of decay
  • Soft tissue procedures

What benefits does Fotona Lightwalker Laser offer?

Fotona Lightwalker works by precisely combining atomized water and laser energy to gently remove hard and soft tissue.  This precision laser means that in most cases, there is no need for anesthesia.  Additionally, the laser actually sterilizes the surgical area, meaning that there is less risk of bacterial invasions or infections.  For children and fearful patients, the dental laser offers a needleless and painless way to achieve the perfect smile.

Here are some reasons why using Fotona Lightwalker is preferable to the traditional dental drill:

  • Adjacent teeth remain unaffected
  • Faster and stronger bonding of fillings
  • Less of the healthy tooth is removed
  • Minimal bleeding during and after procedures
  • No heat or unpleasant vibrations
  • Pinpoint accuracy generates better results
  • Reduced number of dental visits
  • Reduced risk of post-surgical infection

How are Fotona Lightwalker procedures performed?

Though each laser dental procedure differs in detail, some elements remain constant.  First, protective eyewear will be provided to protect the eyes.  Second, a small  laser will project streams of atomized water to cut into the hard or soft tissue.  The laser sterilizes as it moves, which means that in the case of soft tissue augmentation, the whole procedure can be completed in a single visit.

The Fotona Lightwalker laser increases comfort levels and reduces anxiety.  In addition, it is one of the least invasive and most effective tools that dentists have at their fingertips.  Fotona Lightwalker can significantly improve the health of the teeth and restore the beauty of the smile.

If you have questions about Fotona Lightwalker, please ask your dentist.

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