Cleaning the highly complex anatomy of the root canal system can present a real challenge in root canal therapy. Our practice is meeting this challenge like never before with the state-of-the-art endodontic technology of the GentleWave® Procedure.
The GentleWave Procedure is an innovative alternative to standard root canal treatment that uses a powerful combination of procedure fluids and energy to clean the deepest, most complex portions1,2 of the root canal system—including the microscopic spaces1,2 that standard root canal treatments can miss.3 The GentleWave Procedure is so effective at cleaning the root canal system,1,2 there’s less chance of failure over time.4
With the GentleWave Procedure, we can typically clean and fill the tooth in just one session,3 helping reduce what is typically a multiple-visit procedure to just one. The minimally invasive1 protocol also helps preserve more of the natural tooth,4 helping keep the tooth’s structure strong. And, this less-invasive approach helps to promote fast healing,4 so you can quickly return to your normal routine.
Our practice takes pride in offering our patients the most innovative and effective treatment options. If you need root canal therapy, contact our office today to learn more about the GentleWave Procedure.
1 Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-5
2 Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86
3 Paqué F et al. (2010) J Endod. 36:703-7
4 Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48
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Surgical Operating Microscope
We use a surgical operating microscope during treatment to allow for enhanced vision, through illumination and magnification, of the minutest details inside your tooth, such as complex root canal anatomy, extra or calcified canals, and fracture lines. This technology dramatically improves the diagnosis, treatment, and outcome of your root canal.
3D Dental Imaging (CBCT)
A cone-beam CT (computed tomography) scan provides for highly accurate, three-dimensional radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning, and treatment of endodontic disease. This technology allows for three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses, and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with regular dental x-rays. We are able to view microscopic sections of teeth and surrounding structures in all three planes: top to bottom, side to side, and front to back.
We use TDO Software as it is considered the best endodontic software available. It is used to manage all patient records and information and has comprehensive modules that make our office paperless, a great convenience for our patients and referring dentists. The website integration allows our patients to securely access the site to complete the medical history and consent forms online before their appointment. The software allows our referring dentists to make referral and receive their patients’ reports and imaging through secured HIPAA compliant portal right after the patient is seen. This technology enables us to diagnose and treat our patients more efficiently and to communicate more effectively with both the patient and referring doctor that is secured and HIPAA compliant.
Digital radiographs are safer, faster and diagnostically more useful in endodontics than conventional film x-rays. There is up to 80% reduction in radiation, compared to traditional film technology. Patient comfort is greatly increased by utilizing sleek and small, rounded and beveled sensors. The resulting images are digital, allowing computer enhancement, enlargement and evaluation, which greatly improve diagnostic and communication capabilities.