LightWalker TwinLight™ Endodontic Treatment
The Fotona TwinLight™ Endodontic Treatment (TET) successfully addresses two major disadvantages of classical chemo-mechanical treatment procedures: the inability to clean and debride anatomically complex root canal systems and to deeply disinfect dentinal walls.
In the first step of the TwinLight™ treatment, the revolutionary Photon Induced Photoacoustic Streaming (PIPS®) method is employed, which uses the power of the Er:YAG laser to create non-thermal photoacoustic shock waves within the cleaning and debriding solutions introduced in the canal. Following PIPS®, the canals and subcanals are left clean and the dentinal tubules are free of a smear layer. PIPS®, which is available only with Fotona lasers, is equally effective for final water rinsing prior to obturation.
PIPS® was developed by Dr. Enrico DiVito, along with his research team at Medical Dental Advanced Technologies Group, LLC (MDATG) with assistance from Dr. Mark Colonna. Patents have been applied for utilizing the application of PIPS® in endodontics and other areas of dentistry.
In the second step of the TwinLight™ treatment, the deeply penetrating Nd:YAG laser wavelength is utilized to decontaminate the dentinal walls up to 1000 μm deep. In this step, the high peak-pulse power of the Nd:YAG laser plays an important role as it induces maximum temperature pulsing for eliminating bacteria.