gentlewave procedure - technology for better root canals
The GentleWave System’s technology uses broad spectrum acoustic energy and advanced fluid dynamics to flush away debris and tissue from your entire root canal system. It dissolves organic tissue up to 7x faster than conventional devices even cleaning microscopic spaces that can’t be reached by standard root canal treatment.
Instead of relying on on multiple instruments to clean the root canal system, following minimal insturmentation the GentleWave System uses a sterilized single-use procedure instrument to deliver broad spectrum acoustic energy and a powerful vortex of optimized procedure fluids throughout the canals. Many patients- especially those who have previously undergone a standard root canal treatment-describe the GentleWave Procedure as comfortable.
Standard root canal treatment often involves multiple visits to your dentist or endodontist. But the GentleWave Procedure can usually be completed in just one visit. It’s ideal for patients with busy schedules.
Some patients who need a root canal treatment opt instead for having their tooth removed and replaced with a dental implant. But dental implants require extracting the tooth, followed by multiple surgeries to insert a metal post in the jaw and affix a porcelain crown to the post. These surgeries often can take three or more visits to complete. The GentleWave Procedure is designed to help you save your natural tooth, and is usually completed in just one visit.
- Please NOTE: The GentleWave Procedure is a new technology. Your insurance company does not have a billing code for the GentleWave procedure yet. Your dental plan will not cover the GentleWave procedure. Please ask us any questions that you may have about GentleWave Procedure!
The GentleWave Procedure cleans microscopic spaces that can’t be reached by standard root canal treatment.
Effectively cleaning the deepest, most complex portions 1,2 of the root canal system requires incredible innovation—and we are proud to offer that technology with the GentleWave® Procedure.
The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art alternative to standard root canal treatment. The ultracleaning technology of the GentleWave Procedure is an advanced combination of fluid dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic spaces 1,2 and remove bacteria, debris and tissue.2 The GentleWave Procedure is so effective at cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system, there's less chance of failure over time. 3
The GentleWave Procedure uses a minimally invasive 1 protocol to access the infected root canal system, which means it is preserving more of the natural tooth and, in doing so, is helping to keep the tooth’s structure strong. With the GentleWave Procedure we can also typically clean and fill the tooth in just one appointment, 3 which may reduce the number of appointments required.
Achieving an exceptional level of clean requires advanced endodontics—and that’s something we take pride in providing. Contact us today to discover the GentleWave Difference for yourself.
1 Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-5
2 Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86
3 Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48
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