In a standard root canal treatment, a series of files are used to reach inside the tooth and mechanically remove the infected tissue. For decades, it has been the prevailing method of cleaning root canal systems. (4)
Root canal systems, however, are highly complex, with twists and turns that make it difficult for files to reach everywhere. In addition, there are microscopic places along the canal walls where bacteria can hide.
The bacteria left behind will continue to multiply, which can cause the infection to return. As a result, you may find that you require another root canal treatment down the road.
In the GentleWave Procedure, a sterilized instrument delivers a vortex of procedure fluids through your tooth, cleaning debris from canal walls and thoroughly disinfecting in the places where bacteria live. (1)
Minimally invasive (1) using minimal instrumentation (2)
Preserves the dentin structure of the tooth (1)
Fluids reach throughout the entire root canal system (1)
Cleans and disinfects the microscopic spaces (1,2) that a standard RCT often cannot (1). Therefor, your patients will be at far less risk for reinfection.
Cleaning and sealing can typically be completed in just one session (3), even for patients who’ve had long term infections.
Removes biofilm (5) and smear layer from crown to apex (1).
Unlike standard root canal treatment, the GentleWave Procedure replaces much of the instrumentation with a vortex of procedure fluids. Many patients—especially those who have undergone standard root canal treatments in the past—describe the experience as comfortable.
The GentleWave System’s broad spectrum acoustic energy enables fluids to travel through your root canal system, removing tissue and disinfecting complex anatomies and the microscopic spaces where bacteria can hide (1,2). Removes biofilm (5) and smear layer from crown to apex (1)
In most cases, a GentleWave Procedure can be completed in just one session. In addition, because GentleWave technology is so effective at cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system, there's less chance of failure over time (1,2).
Once you see the difference the GentleWave Ultracleaning Procedure can make, you’ll understand what makes it today’s alternative to standard root canal treatment. Go in-depth with these extreme close-ups and see how the GentleWave Ultracleaning Procedure can deliver a higher standard of clean throughout your root canal system.
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
4 Paqué F et al. (2010) J Endod. 36:703-7
5 Nair NPR et al. (2014) Int Endod J. 47:1003-1011