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Advanced Laser Dentistry

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Cavities Treatment

Laser can be used for many procedures such as fillings and bone surgeries that previously required anesthesia, with superior clinical results.

 

The technology behind the Er:YAG laser allows precise and gentle hard-tissue ablation in enamel and dentin without heating the surrounding tooth structure, which could cause damage to the tooth nerves and lead to a root canal treatment.

There is no vibration or noise, no or minimal bleeding on sub-gingival treatments, and more healthy tooth structure is preserved. The Er:YAG laser wavelength specifically targets hard tissue, therefore it's faster and safer than other lasers.

This hard tissue laser can be used for many procedures such as fillings and bone surgeries that previously required anesthesia. For deeper cavity lesions, when anesthesia is required, the laser can be used to numb the gum prior to its application, minimizing or eliminating any discomfort.

Root Canal treatment with

PIPS + SWEEPS laser technology

 

The basic protocol for treating root canals hasn’t changed in the last 30 years, until now.

 

A great advance in root canal therapy, the Lightwalker Laser successfully addresses a major disadvantage of classical chemo-mechanical treatment procedures: the inability to completely clean, debride and disinfect anatomically complex root canal systems. Many root canal treatments fail due to residual bacteria reinfecting the tooth, creating toxic material that can leak into the bone around the tooth and into the bloodstream.

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Reality

With conventional root canal procedures, some infected tissue can remain in the tooth after the treatment, due to the complex nature of the root canal system. Mechanical techniques leave 35% or more of the canal's surface area unchanged. This material left can reinfect the tooth causing the treatment to fail and also leak toxins to the bloodstream.

Much like a touchless carwash, PIPS (Photon Induced Photo-acoustic Streaming) removes the infected root inside the tooth using acoustic shockwaves that literally wash the root completely out of the tooth leaving the canal system cleaner than traditional root canal therapy with only metal files. This amazing procedure is also faster.

The latest SWEEPS (Shock Wave Enhanced Emission Photo-acoustic Streaming) Er:YAG laser modality additionally improves the irrigation and disinfecting efficacy of laser endodontics. By using synchronized pairs of ultra-short pulses, an accelerated collapse of laser-induced bubbles is achieved, leading to enhanced shockwave emission even inside the narrowest root canals.

Bleach vs Ozone

Up till now, bleach has been shown to be the best solution available to kill bacteria and break down biofilm. Bleach is Sodium Hypochlorite (NaClO), and the bleach used in dentistry is common household Clorox. Most practitioners dilute this, however even when diluted, it can denature the tooth structure and weaken it.

The other problem of course is that if any bleach leaks or is pushed into the bone around the tooth, it is very caustic and can cause tissue damage. 

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The good news is that there is a protocol that’s been made available that does not use bleach to kill bacteria during root canal therapy. 

We use Ozone as a strong disinfecting agent during root canal therapy. It has been shown to be more effective at killing bacteria that even bleach, which is toxic to the body. Ozone kills microbes, bacteria, viruses and fungi, leaving the healthy tissue untouched, with no side effects. It also encourages tissue regeneration and bone healing.

TwinLight Periodontal Treatment

 

TPT is a minimally invasive periodontal disease therapy combining dentistry’s two best laser wavelengths: Er:YAG and Nd:YAG to significantly enhance treatment success rates and shorten recovery times.

 

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.

  • No scalpels or sutures

  • High success rates with no need to repeat procedures

  • Minimal or no-pain procedure

  • Promotes reduction in pocket depths

  • Prevents infection

  • Minimal bleeding

  • Most patient-friendly treatment for periodontal disease

We can usually avoid the much more invasive traditional surgery, which requires a periodontal specialist and a much longer recovery period, with even better results and success rates.

NightLase Snoring Treatment

 

Fotona’s NightLase® therapy is a non-invasive, patient-friendly laser treatment for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase reduces the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.

 

People who snore and suffer from insufficient sleep are more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity. An estimated 5-7 million adults in Canada have sleep or wakefulness disorder. Notably, snoring is a major indicator of obstructive sleep apnea.

 

No anesthesia is needed in this treatment. The NightLase Snoring treatment uses laser light to cause tightening of the tissue which opens the airways and leads to an attenuation of the sound of the patients snoring and a lessening of the effects of sleep apnea.

  • Non-invasive

  • Lessen the effects of snoring and sleep apnea

  • Safe and patient-friendly

  • Lasts for up to a year and can be repeated as needed

  • No appliances, no chemicals, no scalpel

  • No anesthesia needed

  • 80-100% Sleep Apnea and 50-100% Snoring improvement after the treatment

  • Only 3 sessions in 6 weeks

 
 

Tooth Desensitization

The laser-assisted treatment of dentine 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.

 

Laser treatment achieves recrystallization of dentin, producing a nonporous surface that partially or totally obliviates dentinal tubules and affects the neural transmission through coagulation of proteins in the dentinal fluid and hence reduces permeability and blocks fluid movement.

  • Long term solution for sensitive teeth

  • Increased patient comfort

  • Simple procedure

  • Faster, safer and more effective

 

TouchWhite Laser Tooth Whitening

The TouchWhite Tooth Whitening procedure is the fastest, most gentle and minimally invasive laser-assisted tooth whitening treatment available, utilizing the unique wavelength characteristics of Er:YAG dental lasers.

 

 

A New Approach to Laser Tooth Whitening

The TouchWhite tooth whitening process makes use of the fact that the Er:YAG laser wavelength has an absorption peak in water, which is the major component of dental bleaching gels. 

Fast, Effective and Minimally Invasive Treatments

Since the Er:YAG wavelength is fully absorbed in the gel, there is no direct heating of the underlying tooth. Diode and other laser wavelengths, on the other hand, are not fully absorbed in bleaching gels (even those with special additives), and the transmitted light directly heats up the whole tooth. The TouchWhite technique utilizes the laser's energy far more effectively, with minimal thermal impact on the tooth, and the gel can be heated to higher temperatures without compromising the safety of the tooth or pulp, as is the case with other laser-assisted whitening methods which create direct heating of the dental tissue and pulp. This can damage the tooth nerves and lead to a root canal treatment in the future.

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As a consequence, the TouchWhite™ procedure is safer, can be performed significantly faster, with whitening speeds increased by 5–10 times.

  • Up to 10 times shorter treatment times

  • Permanent, natural looking results after one single treatment

  • Safer - no unnecessary thermal burden on the tooth or pulp

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Photobiomodulation Therapy (PBM)

 

Photobiomodulation Therapy (previously called Biostimulation) uses Low-Level Light Therapy (LLLT) to achieve a therapeutic tissue response without removing any tissue.

Some applications of PBM:

  • TMJ Pain treatment

  • Enhance Orthodontic treatment

  • Treat Herpetic Lesions (Herpes Zoster)

  • Aphthous Ulcers treatment

  • Tooth Desensitization

  • Provides analgesia before freezing

  • Reduce Inflammation

  • Paresthesia treatment

  • Neuropathic Pain

  • Xerostomia (Dry Mouth)

  • Gingivitis

  • Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)

  • Stimulates Healing and Tissue Repair

  • Oral Mucositis treatment

  • Trismus treatment

 

How laser does it work?

Low level laser therapy (LLLT) is an infra-red light treatment delivered directly to the affected site. We use only the best equipment, employing the latest and most advanced Laser Therapy Technologies.

  • Laser therapy assists blood flow thus increasing oxygen, glucose and nutrients supplied to the affected muscles

  • Stimulates the body's own healing process and speeds up recovery time

  • The protons stimulate collagen production, aiding ligaments and tissues to grow stronger, faster

  • Reduces free radicals and oxidative stress

  • increases cell metabolism and greatly reduces pain, also healing the nerves

What are the benefits of laser therapy?

  • Accelerates healing and greatly reduces long lasting pain

  • Reduces pain and inflammation without the use of medications

  • It can improve the health of your damaged jaw disk as well as speed up your recovery time

  • Non-invasive and non-surgical treatment

  • Helps improve range of movement and physical function

  • As it is pain-free, it can be applied to very sore muscles and joints without causing further trauma and doesn't require anesthesia

  • Can be used on all ages

  • No side effects

How safe is low level laser therapy?

  • Low Level Laser Therapy is a safe, pain-free, simply a comfortable application of infrared light

  • Reduces the need for anti-inflammatory medications

  • No heat is emitted, it will not damage cells or burn the skin or surrounding tissue

How long does each session take?


Treatments take about 10-15 minutes and should be applied two or more times a week although the amount of appointments required varies case by case.

TwinLight Peri-Implantitis Treatment

 

A simple and effective procedure that offers the power to treat peri-implantitis - an increasing threat to oral health.

 

What are Peri-implant Diseases?

Peri-implantitis is a destructive inflammatory process affecting the soft and hard tissues surrounding dental implants. The soft tissues become inflamed whereas the alveolar bone (hard tissue), which surrounds the implant, is lost over time. The bone loss involved in peri-implantitis differentiates this condition from peri-mucositis, a reversible inflammatory reaction involving only the soft tissues around the implant.​

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How does Laser Peri-implantitis and Peri-mucositis Treatment Work?

The ideal management of peri-implant diseases focuses on infection control, detoxification of implant surfaces, regeneration of lost tissues, and plaque-control regimens. The Er:YAG laser is used to remove microbial composition on the implant without damaging it and to treat the damaged alveolar bone around the implant. Following Er:YAG treatment, the Nd:YAG or an appropriate diode laser wavelength is used for bacterial reduction and biostimulation. Laser treatment is suitable both for peri-implant mucositis and peri-implantitis (see video below).

  • Minimally invasive technique

  • Fast regeneration & healing

  • Reduced inflammatory response

  • Highly effective treatment

  • No antibiotics needed

  • No thermal damage to the surrounding bone

  • Digitally controlled handpiece for unmatched levels of precision