What is the Fotona Laser?
The Fotona Laser is a revolutionary device that can penetrate both hard and soft tissue in the mouth. This laser replaces the traditional dental drill, which eliminates the sound, pain and vibrations that often cause patients to fear the dental office. We can use the Fotona Laser in a variety of dental applications. Most patients will not need local anesthetic or sedation because of how quickly and painlessly the laser works.
Why would the Fotona Laser be needed?
The Fotona Laser can be used in a number of different settings. For areas of decay, the laser quickly removes the decayed portion of tooth from the area and stops when it reaches healthy tooth structure. This prevents damage to the tooth that could otherwise happen with a traditional drill. The Fotona Laser can be used in periodontal (gum) disease treatment, for oral surgeries and even for root canal and crown preparation.
Who is a candidate for Fotona Laser treatment?
The Fotona Laser causes no pain when in use, so it's ideal for patients of all ages and is especially beneficial for those who have a fear of the sound and vibrations that come from a traditional drill. The Fotona Laser can be used in many different scenarios, so most patients can benefit from its use while in our office. We will examine your teeth to determine if treatment is needed. We highly recommend the Fotona Laser because of its ability to provide our patients with quick, painless and effective treatment.
What happens during Fotona Laser treatment?
The Fotona Laser treatment will begin with having you sit in the dental chair. In most cases, no anesthetic is needed to numb the area where treatment is necessary. The Fotona Laser is used in place of the dental drill. It has the ability to cut through both hard and soft tissue to provide you with the care and treatment that you need. Patients often experience no pain and only slight sensitivity, if any. The Fotona Laser can be a helpful tool in allowing us to provide you with the optimized care that you and your family need.
If you'd like to learn more about Fotona Laser technology, call our office today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.