LIGHTWALKER® Dental Lasers

Supreme Clinical Results - LightWalker

With our hard and soft-tissue dental laser, the LightWalker, procedures are typically shorter, easier to perform and more effective. Laser treatments are by nature minimally invasive, and LightWalker takes this concept to a new level.

Working with the LightWalker Laser is less stressful for our patients because pain and bleeding are kept to a minimum due to the innate ability of the healing power of Light. LightWalker lasers are so gentle for cavity preparations and most soft-tissue procedures that patients rarely require any anesthetic. Laser light allows us to work on teeth; in a non-contact way and without drilling noise, which is far more comfortable for patients, especially children. LightWalker also allows us to achieve simultaneous disinfection and prevention of cross-contamination.

At Northern Nevada Family Dental we are proud to offer these technologically innovative services to our patients TODAY!


NIGHTLASE®Snoring and Apnea Treatments

NightLase® Treatment is a patented, fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep. NightLase® lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, superficial Er:YAG laser light. No needles, anesthesia, cutting or cauterization are used in this treatment.

SMOOTHLASE® and NECKLASE® - Facial Aesthetic Treatments

Apart from providing a wide range of hard and soft tissue dental treatments; LightWalker also enables many facial aesthetic treatments via intra-oral procedures including: Smoothlase® - for lower eyelid bag rejuvenation and smile wrinkle lines and, Necklase® - for tightening loose and sagging skin in the neck area.

Endodontic Treatment

The Fotona TwinLight® Endodontic Treatment successfully addresses two major disadvantages of classical chemo-mechanical procedures: the inability to clean and debride anatomically complex root canal systems and to deeply disinfect dentinal walls.

Periodontal Treatment

The TwinLight® approach enables wavelength optimized treatments for periodontal therapy (WPT™), which create favorable conditions for healing periodontal tissues by removing the diseased epithelial lining of the periodontal pocket, removing microbial biofilm and calculus from the root surface and sealing the pocket after treatment with a stable fibrin clot.

Peri-Implantitis Treatment

Removal of granulation tissue from the alveolar bone and connective tissue with Er:YAG laser is selective. The bactericidal effect of Er:YAG on the surgical site is highly effective and the implant surface is completely cleaned without chemicals. The subsequent Nd:YAG treatment step promotes faster healing by decontaminating and biomodulating the tissue. Inflammation, swelling, and bleeding of soft-tissue lesions, which may lead to bone loss, can be handled without surgery, and healthy peri-implant tissue assures greater long-term implant success.

Laser-Assisted Tooth Whitening

TouchWhite® patented tooth whitening makes use of the fact that the Er:YAG laser wavelength has an absorption peak in water, which is the major component of aqueous bleaching gels. This eliminates the need for any additional absorbing particles in the bleaching gels. More importantly, taking into account thermal burden considerations, the TouchWhite® procedure represents the most effective and least invasive laserassisted tooth whitening method possible.

Most of the '...lase' procedures are performed without; anesthesia, involve no chemicals, have no pre or post-treatment preparation, no downtime and are performed in the dental chair with the patient able to go on with their day without 'skipping a beat'.