Laser Dentistry

Fotona LightWalker® - The High-Performance Laser Dentistry Treatment

About LightWalker®

The Fotona Laser is a FDA approved hard and soft tissue laser that has been revolutionizing the dental industry for years. It is the most advanced laser for hard and soft tissue treatments utilizing both Er:YAG and Nd:YAG dental lasers for expanded dual-wavelength treatment. With built-in scanner technology it is designed specifically for precision, safety and performance for both hard and soft tissue and various dental treatments. Dr. James Vito is a fully-licensed practitioner of Fotona laser dental treatment high-performance, minimally invasive excellence.

Learn more on the Fotona LightWalker® website

Types of Fotona LightWalker® Treatments

Here is a list of the Laser Assisted Restorative Dentistry procedures performed by Dr. James Vito at his Wayne, PA dental office with the FDA approved Fotona LightWalker® Laser:

-Fillings: cavities repaired often times without any anesthesia and without drilling
-Root Canal therapy is more thorough and more predictable.
-Periodontal Surgery (Gum Surgery) can be performed without cutting the gums and without sutures
-Implant repair: correcting problems with ailing and failing dental implants.
-Improved results with dental bonding
-Easy removal of veneers and ceramic crowns
-Treatment of Apthous Ulcers, “Cold Sores” and Herpes lesions
-And many other applications

Failing Dental Implants - Peri-Implantitis

The latest dental research shows that approximately 40% of dental implants fail after 5 years. The FDA-approved Fotona LightWalker® Laser is ideal for the repair and healing of failing dental implants caused by Peri-Implantitis.

The Fotona Laser allows Dr. Vito to disinfect and decontaminate both the gum tissue and surrounding bone around the failing dental implant, as well as the dental threads of the dental implants that harbor the most bacteria in failing dental implants, so that repair of the soft tissue and surrounding bone can occur thus saving both the dental implant and the dental implant restoration. This procedure can be completed with precision and accuracy with minimal bleeding and post-operative pain and discomfort.


Root canal procedures with the FDA approved Fotona Laser are performed more accurately and precisely providing complete removal of all the diseased nerve tissue more thoroughly than through conventional root canal procedures. The Fotona Laser penetrating beam penetrates into the root canal and cleans and debrides the infected tissue within the root canal, and decontaminates dentinal walls by eliminating bacteria buildup. This results in more complete and asymptomatic root canal procedures with minimal to no post-operative pain or discomfort.

Oral Surgery

The innovative Fotona LightWalker® dental laser allows for soft-tissue surgeries and soft tissue lesion removal procedures, without the need for a scalpel or sutures. Laser dental surgical procedures are pain-free and bloodless due to the clotting effect that occurs during laser-tissue interaction.

Dr. Vito’s LightWalker® laser can be used for soft tissue surgeries such as frenectomies, leukoplakia removal, and more. The laser’s disinfecting effects also means faster healing and fewer post-op complications for patients following tooth extractions.

Restorative Dentistry

For restorative dentistry procedures, the Fotona LightWalker® AT / AT S model provides minimally invasive, precise and gentle alternatives to the conventional hard-drilling options for enamel and dentin penetration. The laser system makes dental decay and cavity removal fast and easy, leaving teeth with a clean surface for higher bonding strength.

Without heating the surrounding tooth structure, the LightWalker® allows for maximum comfort for patients. Varying settings allows Dr. Vito to cater to the specific condition of a patient’s hard tissue, reducing the need for anesthesia when applicable.


Dental lasers, like the FDA approved Fotona LightWalker® AT / AT S model located at Dr. Vito’s practice in Wayne, PA, are minimally invasive and precise tools that provide an important role in periodontal treatments. These procedures are referred to as non-surgical periodontal surgical procedures. They include closed curettage, gingivoplasty, gum pigmentation removal, crown lengthening, repair of failing implants and more. All of these procedures can be done without cutting, sutures, and with minimal post-op pain or discomfort.

The innovative TwinLight® feature on the LightWalker® series uses two distinct laser wavelengths to create optimal disinfection, decontamination, and healing conditions following periodontal surgery or repair of failing dental implants by eliminating soft and hard tissue infection and promoting growth. This laser treatment eliminates the need for scalpels and sutures, giving Dr. Vito’s patients the satisfaction and comfort they deserve.

For more information on the LASER DENTISTRY or  LASER ASSISTED REPARATIVE DENTAL PROCEDURES that we offer in the Philadelphia or Main Line area, call the Advanced Restorative Dentistry office of Dr. James Vito today (610) 971-2590.

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