Lightwalker® DT Laser
With our new Lares Lightwalker® DT laser we can treat cavities quickly, often with no shots, no numbness and no whine of a drill. With the same laser, we can also treat gum disease and perform many other procedures - usually with no discomfort. This technology now gives dentists a gentle and effective way to treat cavities and stop the damage caused by gum disease, promoting a healthier smile to last a lifetime.
Laser Cavity Removal
The Lightwalker laser is equipped to treat cavities. Patients love that there is no vibration, annoying whining sound or numbness after use with the laser. For most patients, it provides extremely comfortable dentistry.
If fear of a drill has prevented you from visiting a dentist, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the Lightwalker® DT laser
Laser Gum Disease Treatment
Finally there is good news for the millions of Americans who suffer from some form of gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). Fear of periodontal disease treatment vanishes when patients find out no scalpel or sutures are needed. Through the use of the Lares Lightwalker® DT laser, dentists can treat moderate to severe gum disease right in the office. Patients heal naturally with less bleeding and discomfort, usually returning to their daily routines with little disruption. Gingivitis and periodontitis are prevalent among 58% of the adult population. Gingivitis is inflammation of gum tissue that develops as toxins and bacteria irritate the gums. This inflammation makes the tissues red, swollen and likely to bleed easily.
Left untreated, gingivitis can often progress to periodontal disease which results in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth. Patients experience progressive loss of tissue attachment and the bone that holds teeth in place. Periodontitis is responsible for more tooth loss than tooth decay in the United States.
The Lightwalker® DT laser works by using a small amount of light energy directed through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and the tooth. This light energy removes the diseased tissue and aids in reducing bacteria associated with gum disease. After the area is thoroughly cleaned, the body can heal the area naturally. Although the procedure itself can be virtually pain free, the area will be anesthetized for patient comfort. Initial treatment focuses on scaling and the use of small instruments to remove tartar. The laser portion of the treatment is then performed and normally only takes a few minutes. Depending on the severity of the patient's periodontal disease, treatment may be accomplished in one office visit or in multiple visits.
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