Newton Dental Associates provides the latest in state-of-the-art technology that differentiates our office from others. We offer the Fotona LightWalker®, which allows our dentists to perform treatments with extreme precision and a high degree of performance. It is equipped with the fastest Erbium laser in the world, which means faster and safer care for our patients.
What is the Fotona Laser?
Fotona is a leading manufacturer of lasers that are used in a wide variety of medical, dental, and cosmetic applications. With over 50 years of experience in laser technology, Fotona’s award-winning LightWalker ® dental laser, including Erbium Yag and Nd Yag Lasers, provides advanced dentistry capabilities with unrivaled precision, performance, and ease of use.
What are the Benefits of Using a Laser for Dental Procedures?
Precision: The Fotona laser enables our doctors to make more precise incisions, thereby performing treatments with greater accuracy than traditional dental tools and scalpels.
Reduced chance of infection: Lasers sanitize the mouth and gum tissues as they treat them, which means that you are at a reduced risk of bacterial infection in the treated areas after your procedure.
Minimized or no bleeding: As they cut into oral tissues for specific procedures, the Fotona laser system simultaneously cauterizes them, reducing and sometimes even eliminating bleeding.
Faster, better recovery: With laser dental treatment, patients typically heal more quickly and with less discomfort than traditional treatment methods.
Dental Uses of the Fotona Laser
Fotona lasers are used to treat both the hard tissues in your mouth, such as bones and teeth and soft tissues such as gums as well as tissues in your palate. Below are some of the laser-based dental treatments that Newton Dental Associates offer:
Gum disease treatment – Periodontal disease is incredibly common. With laser technology, we can more effectively treat it with better results. Dental lasers help us gently perform deep cleanings, treatment of periodontal pockets, and more.
Preparing teeth with cavities – Traditional, when you have a cavity, the first step is to numb the area with topical anesthesia where the decay is, then use a dental drill to remove the decay. Traditional dental drills can cause discomfort and sensory issues with the sounds and vibrations they create, but laser dentistry uses no anesthesia and has none of these sensations for a more comfortable experience
Other oral surgeries – For patients who need frenectomies or other types of oral surgery, laser dentistry can be used often without sutures!
Removing dental restorations and composite material – If you have old or loose dental restorations that need to be replaced, laser dentistry can be used to quickly and effectively remove them.
Sleep apnea and snoring treatment – The Fotona laser stimulates collagen production in the oral mucosa and therefore creates a tightening effect in the tissues that it treats. This can help tighten the tissues in your mouth that typically contribute to sleep apnea and snoring.
Tooth whitening – Using a combination of a whitening gel and a unique laser wavelength in the Fotona system, we can help you safely achieve a whiter and brighter smile rapidly.