Fotona Laser endodontist Cary NC

Discover SkyPulse®: Revolutionizing Endodontic Care


We’re in a new era of treatment with SkyPulse®, a state-of-the-art laser system engineered to transform your experience at your Cary NC Endodontist. Developed by Fotona, SkyPulse® sets a new standard in endodontic care, blending advanced technology with user-friendly features for superior treatment outcomes. Whether you’re undergoing root canal therapy or other endodontic procedures, SkyPulse® delivers precise and efficient treatment with minimal discomfort.


Why Choose SkyPulse® for Your Root Canal Treatment


Laser technology has revolutionized endodontic treatment, offering several advantages over traditional techniques. Here are some key benefits of using lasers in endodontic procedures:


  • – Streamlined Treatment Process: With SkyPulse®, your root canal treatment is streamlined for efficiency and precision. The laser’s advanced technology allows your endodontist to perform procedures with enhanced accuracy, ensuring thorough cleaning and disinfection of the root canal system.
  • – Patient-Focused Design: Experience personalized care like never before. SkyPulse® features an intuitive touchscreen interface that allows your endodontist to tailor your treatment plan to your unique needs. From adjusting treatment parameters to storing your preferences, SkyPulse® puts your comfort and well-being first.
  • – Enhanced Comfort: Bid farewell to dental anxiety. SkyPulse® utilizes gentle laser technology to minimize discomfort during root canal procedures. Say goodbye to noisy drills and uncomfortable sensations, and hello to a more relaxed and comfortable treatment experience.
  • – Real-Time Monitoring: Stay informed and empowered throughout your treatment journey. SkyPulse® tracks your procedure history in real-time, allowing your endodontist to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments for optimal outcomes.
  • –  Enhanced Disinfection: Lasers have antimicrobial properties that can effectively sterilize the , killing bacteria and reducing the risk of reinfection. This thorough disinfection helps improve the success rate of endodontic treatments and reduces the likelihood of complications.
  • – Minimized Bleeding and Swelling: The precise nature of laser treatment minimizes bleeding and swelling during and after the procedure, leading to a more comfortable experience for patients and faster recovery times.
  • – Improved Healing: Laser therapy stimulates the body’s natural healing response, promoting faster tissue regeneration and reducing inflammation. This accelerated healing process can result in quicker recovery times and better overall outcomes for patients.


The specific laser system we use as your endodontist in Cary NC, the Fotona Laser SkyPulse Endo, is specifically calibrated for endodontic treatment, which means you’re getting the most precise treatment possible.


Steps of Laser-Assisted Endodontic Treatment


Here are the broad stages of the treatment process when we use the Fotona laser:


  1. 1. Consultation and Diagnosis: The first step in laser-assisted endodontic treatment is a thorough consultation and examination with your Cary NC endodontist. During this appointment, Dr. Hancock will review your dental and medical history, perform a comprehensive oral examination, and may use advanced imaging techniques such as digital radiography or cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to assess the extent of the dental issue.
  2. 2. Local Anesthesia: Before beginning the procedure, the endodontist will administer local anesthesia to numb the treatment area and ensure your comfort throughout the process. Local anesthesia prevents you from feeling any pain or discomfort during the procedure, allowing the endodontist to work efficiently and effectively.
  3. 3. Access Opening: Using precise laser energy, the endodontist will create a small access opening in the tooth’s crown to reach the pulp chamber and root canals. Laser technology allows for precise and controlled removal of the tooth structure, minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissues and preserving more of the natural tooth structure.
  4. 4. Root Canal Cleaning and Disinfection: Once access to the root canal system is established, Dr. Hancock will use laser energy to disinfect the canals thoroughly. Laser light can penetrate deep into the microscopic tubules of the dentin, effectively eliminating bacteria, debris, and infected tissue. This thorough disinfection is crucial for the success of the endodontic treatment and helps prevent reinfection of the tooth.
  5. 5. Instrumentation and Shaping: Laser-assisted instrumentation is used to shape and clean the root canals, ensuring that they are free from any obstructions or irregularities. Laser energy helps remove debris and organic material from the canals while shaping them to facilitate the proper placement of the filling material.
  6. 6. Obturation: Once the root canals are thoroughly cleaned and shaped, they are filled with a biocompatible material, such as gutta-percha, to seal them and prevent bacterial re-entry. Laser technology may be used to enhance the sealing of the root canal system, ensuring a tight seal and reducing the risk of post-operative complications.
  7. 7. Final Restoration: After completing the root canal treatment, your Cary endodontist will restore the tooth to its optimal form and function. Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth, this may involve placing a temporary or permanent restoration such as a filling, crown, or onlay to protect the tooth and restore its appearance and strength.
  8. 8. Follow-Up Care: Following laser-assisted endodontic treatment, the endodontist will provide instructions for post-operative care and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and ensure the success of the treatment. It is essential to follow all post-operative instructions carefully and attend all scheduled follow-up visits to optimize the outcome of your endodontic treatment.


Your Cary NC Endodontist Can Help


With advancements like SkyPulse®, you can experience streamlined procedures, enhanced comfort, and personalized care during your root canal therapy or other endodontic procedures. As laser technology continues to advance, it promises even better treatment outcomes and a more positive experience for patients like you.