Few things have revolutionized dental care in the last decade as much as laser technology. State-of-the-art dental lasers can be used for a broad variety of purposes, including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic treatments. At Tucson Biological Dentistry, Dr. Jeanne Krizman has equipped her practice with the Fotona laser to offer Tucson, AZ area patients a safer, better dental experience—in addition to the option of improving the aesthetics of both their teeth and gums and their facial appearance with its skin tightening effects.
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. The Fotona LightWalker® was the first dental laser to use Quantum Square Pulse (QSP) technology, which enables dentists to perform treatments with extreme precision and high performance. It is equipped with the fastest Erbium laser in the world, which means faster and safer care for patients.
Lasers in dentistry offers many benefits for patients, and dentists love them too!
- Incredible precision – the Fotona laser enables Dr. Krizman to make more precise and accurate incisions and perform other treatments than traditional dental tools and scalpels
- Reduced chance of infection – lasers sanitize tissues as they treat them, which means that you are at a reduced risk of bacterial infection in the treated area after your procedure
- Minimized or no bleeding – as they cut, lasers simultaneously cauterize tissues, reducing and sometimes completely eliminating bleeding
- Versatility – Dr. Krizman can use the Fotona laser for a wide variety of dental treatments and aesthetic purposes
- Faster, better recovery – with laser treatment, patients typically heal more rapidly and with less discomfort than with traditional methods
How Fotona lasers are used in dentistry
Fotona lasers can be used to treat both hard tissues, such as bones and teeth and soft tissues, such as your gums and the tissues in your palate. At Tucson Biological Dentistry, Dr. Krizman uses lasers for many treatments, such as:
- Gum disease treatment – periodontal disease is incredibly common, and with laser technology, we can more effectively treat it with better results; dental lasers help Dr. Krizman perform deep cleanings, treatment of periodontal pockets, and more
- Preparing teeth with cavities – when you have a cavity, the first step in treating your tooth prior to filling it is to remove the decayed tissues; traditional dental drills can cause discomfort and sensory issues with the sounds and vibrations they create, but a laser has none of these sensations for a comfortable experience
- Removing dental restorations and composite material – if you have an old or loose dental restorations that need to be replaced, laser dentistry can be used to quickly and effectively remove them instead of more traditional methods
- Other oral surgeries – for patients who need frenectomies, removal of fibromas, or other types of oral surgery, laser dentistry can be used—often, without sutures!
- Sleep apnea and snoring treatment – the Fotona laser stimulates the production of collagen and creates a tightening effect in tissues that it treats; when used in the oral mucosa, this can help tighten the tissues in your mouth that contribute to sleep apnea and snoring
- Tooth whitening – using a combination of a whitening gel and the unique wavelength of the Er:YAG laser in the Fotona system, Dr. Krizman can help you safely achieve a whiter, brighter smile rapidly without causing heat to build up and damage the underlying tooth structures
Aesthetic improvements with the Fotona laser
One of the facts of life is that our skin starts sagging and wrinkling as we grow older. With laser technology, you can treat these skin imperfections by stimulating collagen production. Collagen is one of the most abundant proteins in the human body, but its production slows as we age, which is one of the leading causes of wrinkles or loose skin. With the Fotona laser, however, you can promote tighter, more youthful skin. It works at the cellular level to boost collagen and increase its support network in your skin.
Learn more about laser dentistry
At Tucson Biological Dentistry, Dr. Jeanne Krizman uses a holistic approach to dental care that considers the short-and long-term effects of all aspects of your treatment on not only your mouth but overall health and well-being. Dr. Krizman carefully considers the benefits and drawbacks of all new technologies, materials, and methods before implementing them into her practice, and laser dentistry is one of those state-of-the-art technologies that provide ample benefits for patients both during and after treatment.