Patented Digital Pulse Dual Wavelength Technology
The LightWalker AT combines two lasers in one pairing Er:YAG and Nd:YAG wavelengths. Each of these lasers provide unique benefits allowing performance of a wide range of dental procedures on teeth, gum and bone more comfortably. Typically, LightWalker dentists use fewer shots and less anesthesia reducing patient anxiety and providing a more relaxing dental experience.
Proven Technology, Comfortable Care
Lasers have long been the standard of care in medicine for many surgical and cosmetic procedures such as LASIK, wrinkle removal, hair removal and many others. Erbium dental lasers were approved for hard tissue procedures in the 1990s and since have been cleared for numerous additional dental procedures. Thousands of dentists around the world have performed millions of procedures with less need for shots, anesthesia, drills and post-op numb lips.
Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the LightWalker does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! Additionally, using the Powerlase for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.
Accuracy & Precision
LightWalker dentists are able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone, and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more of the healthy tooth and gum structures.
High speed drills can cause hairline cracks and fractures in the teeth that eventually lead to future dental problems. LightWalker reduces damage to healthy portions of the tooth and minimizes trauma. Gum, bone, and soft tissues are minimally traumatized resulting in rapid, comfortable healing.
Improved Cavity Fill
LightWalder cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings. Lasers also kill germs effectively disinfecting the tooth prior to filling. This phenomenon results in less post operative sensitivity and recurrent cavities.
Less Bleeding & Swelling
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, the LightWalker performs many soft tissue (gum) procedures with little or no bleeding and less post-op swelling.
Fewer Dental Visits
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, a LightWalker dentist can perform cavity preps in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives trained LightWalker dentists the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.
The LightWalker is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures. Decay removal, cavity preparation, sealants,root canals, smile design, gum and bone surgical procedures and more can be performed with lasers.