Dental lasers are playing an increasingly important role in periodontology, providing fast, simple and highly effective treatments for procedures such as closed curettage, gingivoplasty, gum pigmentation removal, crown lengthening, and more. Fotona’s dual-wavelength Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers are the perfect tools for performing the widest variety of laser-assisted periodontal procedures in a minimally invasive, cost-effective manner.
Introducing TwinLight® Periodontal Treatment
For treating periodontal disease, Fotona’s TwinLight® Periodontal Treatment (TPT) is a comprehensive and minimally invasive periodontal therapy incorporating the power of dentistry’s two most effective laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG. The TwinLight® approach enables wavelength-optimized treatments for periodontal therapy (such as WPT™), which create the optimal conditions for healing periodontal tissues. What’s more, TPT prevents infection and promotes reduction in pocket depths.
The TwinLight® procedure is performed in three simple steps:
Optimal Wavelength Combination
Utilizing both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths in a single treatment makes optimum use of the unique laser-tissue interaction characteristics of each wavelength. For example, Nd:YAG laser energy is superior for coagulation and deep disinfection, while Er:YAG is uniquely efficient at gently removing the infected surface tissue and calculus from the root surface. Combined, they can dramatically improve the outcome of laser-assisted treatments, guaranteeing maximum safety and efficacy.
The TwinLight® Periodontal Treatment gives general dentists the confidence to treat their patents’ moderate-to-severe periodontal disease the most effective way possible, without scalpels and sutures.
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Fotona’s TwinLight® Periodontal Treatment (TPT) can be performed with the following dual-wavelength laser systems:
Fotona’s new line of LightWalker dental lasers are designed for high-speed cavity preparations (usually without anesthetic), virtually all soft-tissue surgical procedures, as well as minimally invasive endodontic and periodontal treatments.
With ultra-fast drilling speeds (outperforming even mechanical burrs) and a broad range of applications from gentle and effective laser tooth whitening to safe and effective laser endodontic and periodontal procedures (that can easily be performed at any dental practice), the new LightWalker lasers have changed many perceptions about laser dentistry. With LightWalker, dental professionals can not only impress their patients with the latest technology, but also dramatically expand their treatment range and income potential.
Handpieces & Accessories
Fotona's specially designed, innovative handpiece technology allows safe, precisely controlled and effective delivery of laser pulses to the treatment area. LightWalker handpieces are made from advanced titanium technology, maximizing their durability and minimizing their weight. More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the product pages (see above links).
A selection of before & after photographs taken by Fotona's reference practitioners.
TwinLight™ Periodontal Treatment. Lipoglavsek T, Gaspirc B. Journal of the Laser and Health Academy, Vol. 2011, No.1. Download PDF.
Clinical Comparison of Two
Laser Wavelengths in the Treatment of Periodontal Disease.
Kaminer R. International Magazine of Laser Dentistry, Special Edition. 1/2011. Download PDF.
The Clinical and Microbial Evaluation of Nd:YAG Laser in Periodontal
Shahabouei, Shirani, et al. J Oral Laser Applications. 2007, Vol 7, No 4, pp. 233-238. Read Abstract.
Effects of Er:YAG Laser Compared to Ultrasonic Scaler in Periodontal Treatment: A 2-Year Follow-Up Split-Mouth Clinical Study. Crespi R, Cappare P, Toscanelli I, Gherlone E, Romanos E. J Periodontol. July 2007. Read Abstract.
Additional Resources: For more information about laser periodontal therapy and other treatments possible with Fotona's dental lasers, visit the LightWalker website or the Laser and Health Academy* website.
I’m Not Scared of the Dentist!
“It feels like popcorn popping in your mouth! I didn’t need an injection and it didn’t hurt at all. I’m really happy my mum took me to my new dentist, she’s cool.” Nik (aged 9) after recent cavity treatment.
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* The Laser and Health Academy (LA&HA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and education of lasers in medicine. The main intent of the LA&HA website is to facilitate an exchange of information on the views, research results, and clinical experiences within the medical laser community. The contents of the contributions on the LA&HA website may not in any circumstances be regarded as official product information by Fotona.