TwinLight® Endodontic Treatment
Fotona’s TwinLight® Endodontic Treatment (TET) successfully addresses the two major disadvantages of classical chemo-mechanical treatment procedures: the inability to clean and debride anatomically complex root-canal systems and to deeply disinfect dentinal walls and tubules.
Fast, Effective and Minimally Invasive Treatments
In the first step of the TwinLight® treatment process, a revolutionary photon-induced photoacoustic streaming method is employed, using the power of the Er:YAG laser to create non-thermal photoacoustic shock waves within the cleaning and debriding solutions present in the canal. Following this photoacoustic treatment, the canals and subcanals are left clean and the dentinal tubules are free of a smear layer. The process is also highly effective for final water rinsing prior to obturation.
In the second step of the TwinLight® endodontic treatment, a deeply penetrating Nd:YAG laser wavelength is utilized to thoroughly decontaminate the dentinal walls up to 1000 μm deep. In this step, the high peak-pulse power of the Nd:YAG laser plays an important role as it induces maximum temperature pulsing for elimination of bacteria.
Optimal Wavelength Combination
Utilizing a combination of Er:YAG and Nd:YAG laser wavelengths in endodontic treatments makes optimum use of the unique laser-tissue interaction characteristics of each wavelength. The combined power of the Er:YAG-induced shock waves in the cleaning solutions and the Nd:YAG laser’s superior bactericidal effect can dramatically improve the outcome of laser-assisted endodontic treatments, guaranteeing maximum efficacy and long-term success.
Fotona’s TwinLight® Endodontic Treatment can be best performed with the following dual-wavelength laser systems:
LightWalker – a uniquely capable system offering the power of the industry's highest performance Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers for expanded dual-wavelength treatment options, including the proprietary TwinLight® Endodontic and Periodontal Treatments. The top-of-the-line LightWalker AT model features the ultimate in convenience and ergonomic comfort, and is the only dental laser system on the market that includes built-in scanner-ready technology.
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.
Fotona also offers a Treatment Upgrade Kit for performing the TwinLight® endodontic treatment, which provides Fotona laser users with the necessary knowledge, accessories and a complete set of tools to confidently and skillfully perform the procedure on their patients.
More information about handpieces and other accessories is available on the LightWalker product page.