Ilay Maden: Precise Soft-Tissue Surgery with LightWalker

While the Er:YAG laser is widely and frequently used on hard tissues, it also has many applications on soft tissues. Its advantage is its low-thermal laser-tissue interaction, which provides us with minimal discomfort for the patient and fast healing. In addition to the ability to combine hard- and soft-tissue applications with the Er:YAG laser (like flapless crown lengthening, including osteotomy), the LightWalker allows us to combine complementary wavelengths (Er:YAG and Nd:YAG), thus opening the door to a truly comprehensive level of laser dentistry with healing stimulation and minimal trauma. In addition to degranulation, deepithelization, disinfection and biomodulation for periodontal and peri-implant treatments, the many joys of being a laser dentist also include frenectomies, gingivectomies, gingivoplasties, gingival over-growth removal, depigmentation and troughing, which will be demonstrated during the lecture.

LA&HA Symposium 2015

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