What Is the Fotona LightWalker® Laser?

What Is the Fotona LightWalker® Laser?

What Is the Fotona LightWalker® Laser?

Do the fear of needles and the sound of the drill keep you from your dentist? If so, you should be happy to know that these frightening devices may be less common in dental offices thanks to the introduction of the Fotona LightWalker® laser.


Benefits of the Fotona LightWalker Laser


The FDA-approved device is revolutionizing dental treatments all over the world. Dentists will use the drill less than usual, thanks to the Fotona LightWalker. This will allow patients to avoid painful, expensive, and time-consuming dental work.


The use of laser technology means you can enjoy a pleasant experience at the dentist. The dentist can shape both the bone and gum thanks to laser technology. Also, they can perform fillings, tongue-tie treatments, and periodontal disease treatment.


This laser technology is available for all patients, whether adults or babies.


Crowns, Fillings, and Onlays


Many people have experienced this minimally invasive periodontal treatment. Even the most severe cases of gum disease can enjoy laser treatment. Laser treatment has several benefits, which include:


  • A quick healing time for the patient compared to traditional therapies

  • The laser technology leaves no swelling in the gums receiving the treatment

  • The procedure is also pain-free, a significant development from conventional treatment

  • It is non-invasive, meaning the skin remains intact, and there is no need for stitches


Periodontal Disease Treatment


Dentists aim to preserve as much of your original teeth as possible when treating periodontal disease. They also try to maintain a lot of the bone structure. They attempt to do this while providing the most pain-free treatment available. This is now possible due to the Fotona LightWalker laser.

The laser technology has the excellent ability to clean an area of decay thoroughly. With the Fotona LightWalker, the use of a drill to treat gum disease is almost none. Because the laser treatment is pain-free, you do not need anesthesia. This means you will not have a numb face throughout the day.




Shock Wave Enhance Emission Photoacoustic Streaming (SWEEPS®) and Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming (PIPS) are revolutionary cleaning methods. Both use the Fotona LightWalker laser to clean and disinfect the root canal system. They use the power of the laser to create powerful shockwaves with the debriding and cleaning solutions in the tooth’s canal.

Also, the laser allows the dentist to remove the target nerve tissue with greater precision. This makes it more thorough compared to the traditional root canal methods. Using the laser, dentists can offer safer, faster, and more effective root canal treatment.


Oral Surgery


This is an excellent alternative for soft-tissue surgeries. It is also effective for soft tissue lesion removal treatments. Dentists do both procedures without sutures or scalpels. Laser-tissue interaction causes a natural clotting phenomenon that is helpful in surgical procedures. Because of this effect, surgical procedures are usually bloodless and pain-free.


The Fotona LightWalker is ideal for soft tissue surgeries like:


  • Frenectomies

  • Leukoplakia removal, among others


The disinfecting nature of the laser means faster healing and fewer complications.


For more information on the Fotona LightWalker Laser, contact Le Smile Aesthetic & Comprehensive Dentistry at our office in Falls Church, Virginia. You can call us at 703-534-6226 to book an appointment today.

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