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Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy At Shadelands Airway Breathing Center 

At Shadelands ABC, we leverage the cutting-edge Fotona Lightwalker laser for a multitude of procedures, including restorative treatments, frenectomies, and oral lesions. Our repertoire includes elective procedures like red light therapies, Babylase, Oralase, Smilelase, L.A.F.T.R., and Nightlase. Wavelength Specific Safety Glasses are provided for parents and patients during treatment to ensure a secure and safe environment.

Restorative Treatments:

  • Anesthetize for restorative treatment without a syringe and anesthetic.
  • Reduced need for local anesthesia (~90%).
  • Faster, safe, and effective procedures.
  • Photoacoustic Tissue Interaction for minimally invasive preparations.
  • Selective caries removal without micro-fracturing of enamel.
  • Increased bond strength and disinfection of preparation.

Photobiomodulation (PBM):

  • Non-invasive, low-level therapeutic light energy.
  • Stimulates natural healing, relieves pain, and reduces inflammation.
  • Enhances cell activity and metabolism through increased ATP.
  • Mitochondrial stimulation with effects like fibroblast proliferation and increased collagen synthesis.
  • Treats oral ulcerations, inflammatory conditions, and various issues from dentin hypersensitivity to burning mouth syndrome.

PBM Can Help Treat:

  • Dentin Hypersensitivity
  • Pulpitis
  • Wound Healing
  • TMD
  • Sinus Issues
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Trismus
  • Bonj
  • Stomatitis
  • Mucositis
  • Orthodontic Pain
  • Paresthesia
  • Herpes
  • Periodontal Disease
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome

At Shadelands ABC, we prioritize your oral health journey. Dr. Melissa is here to address any questions you may have, combining expertise and innovation. We hope this guide assists in managing post-op care after your infant's frenectomy, ensuring optimal home care. Experience the future of oral care with us – Shadelands ABC, where precision meets innovation."

Frenectomies with Fotona LightWalker:

Unlocking the Potential for Oral Wellness

At Shadelands ABC, our commitment to advanced oral care is epitomized in the application of Fotona LightWalker for functional frenectomies. The Fotona LightWalker proves instrumental in releasing various functional ties, including Labial Frenectomies (Lip Ties), Sublingual Frenectomies (Tongue Ties), and Buccal Ties (Cheek Ties).

Why Fotona LightWalker?

Our cutting-edge approach involves laser technology that meticulously ablates tissues. The Fotona LightWalker employs water with high, short pulses, allowing for extended relaxation periods, minimizing the likelihood of an inflammatory response. This sets it apart from diode lasers, which rely on heat due to their non-free-running pulse laser mechanism.

Painless Precision:

One standout feature is the absence of heat, ensuring that no inflammatory response is triggered, translating into a pain-free experience for our patients. This starkly contrasts with traditional surgical methods involving scalpels and stitches.

The Future of Functional Frenectomies:

Embark on a journey into the future of oral wellness with Shadelands ABC. Our use of Fotona LightWalker exemplifies our dedication to precision, innovation, and redefining the norms of oral care. Experience the difference with us — where advanced technology meets compassionate expertise.


*If you suspect your child has a frenectomy please contact our office for a consultation appointment.*

Non-Invasive Laser Therapy at Shadelands ABC:

Discover the Power of Babylase, Oralase, Smilelase, and L.A.F.T.R.

Shadelands ABC proudly offers non-invasive laser therapy options, including Babylase, Oralase, Smilelase, and L.A.F.T.R. These advanced treatments utilize the Fotona laser, employing high-energy red light therapy at 1064 nm, a notable difference from the 980 nm commonly used by most physical therapists. This non-invasive approach serves as an excellent starting point for patients, recommended based on individual cases.

Explore Our Laser Therapy Solutions:

SmileLase: A non-touch therapy catering to patients aged 3 and older, SmileLase utilizes safe, gentle non-ionizing coherent light energy to penetrate head and neck tissues.

BabyLase: Tailored for patients aged 2 and younger, BabyLase employs non-touch therapy with safe, gentle non-ionizing coherent light energy for head and neck regions.

Oralase: Revolutionizing non-surgical techniques, Oralase targets tension relief and facial muscle rejuvenation. This cutting-edge procedure utilizes laser technology to precisely address facial limitations, providing comfort and enhancing oral function.

L.A.F.T.R.: L.A.F.T.R. stands as a mild yet potent laser therapy, employing a unique laser wavelength for a "contactless" approach. It effectively alleviates fascial tensions and stimulates optimal functioning of cranial nerves and muscles.

Who Can Benefit from Laser Therapy?

Candidates for laser therapy at Shadelands ABC include:

  • Patients currently in Myofunctional Therapy
  • Young children with a tongue restriction not ready for Myofunctional therapy
  • Individuals with speech delays or difficulties
  • Patients with sleep apnea or sleep-disordered breathing
  • Those with sensory processing disorders
  • Hyper gag reflux patients
  • Infants with present Moro complexes and reflexes
  • Individuals with traumatic births or trauma
  • Those experiencing sleep disturbances, neck pain, shoulder pain, and loss of mobility
  • Cases involving emotional trauma in the fascia

Unlocking the Benefits of Red Light Therapy at Shadelands ABC:

Discover the transformative effects of red light therapy, designed to enhance various aspects of well-being

Five Key Benefits of Red Light Therapy:

  1. Facilitates Hyaluronic Crystal Release: Red light therapy aids in the release of hyaluronic crystals in the fascia, promoting smoother muscle gliding.

  2. Muscle Warmth: This therapy warms muscles, providing a soothing effect similar to a deep tissue massage without the physical pressure.

  3. Accelerates Healing at the Cellular Level: Mitochondria cells absorb light energy, expediting the healing process and reducing sensitivity.

  4. Strengthens Neural Connections: Red light therapy contributes to strengthening the neural connections of cranial nerves and the vagus nerve.

  5. Opens the Limbic Window: By opening the limbic window, this therapy brings a sense of calm and aids in the overall healing process.

Non-Invasive Penetration:

Utilizing specific red light wavelengths, our therapy is non-invasive, penetrating tissues to the muscle and fascia without surface heat. This effective approach is akin to a deep tissue massage, providing relief without the need for rubbing or pushing on sore areas.

Vagus Nerve Activation:

The therapy activates the vagus nerve, responsible for the fight or flight response. This activation promotes a sense of calm and accelerates the healing process.

Recommended Session Frequency:

  • Initial sessions: Every 72 hours
  • Subsequent sessions: Weekly for 1-3 weeks

Post-Therapy Expectations: 

 Patients often liken the experience to a day at the spa, reporting feelings of happiness and emotional release during the session. Initial effects can last 24-72 hours, bringing improvements in tongue and oral tissue movement, reduced gagging, enhanced speech, behavior, eating, drinking, and improved sleep quality. Additionally, red light therapy has shown positive effects on snoring and grinding.

Demo: Exploring Oralase Laser Therapy with Dr. Melissa




Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment

  • Non-invasive
  • Increases the quality of a patient’s sleep
  • Extremely easy to perform
  • Lessen the effects of snoring and sleep apnea
  • Safe and patient-friendly treatment


Learn More, Webinar: "Let's Talk: A Journey into Laser Therapy"


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