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GentleWave® in Central FL

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Advanced Endodontics provides GentleWave® technology for root canal treatment in Central Florida. Contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.

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What is GentleWave®?

GentleWave® is the latest technology in root canal treatment. The tooth is gently flushed out using a vortex of fluids that also disinfect the root canal. It is the new and improved method of treating or preventing a dental pulp infection.

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Benefits of GentleWave®

GentleWave® technology offers many benefits when used for non-surgical endodontic treatment: 

  • Less invasive. As its name suggests, GentleWave® is a gentler approach to root canal treatment. It flushes out the tooth with minimal root scraping, resulting in less post op pain. 
  • Leaves more tooth structure. GentleWave® allows more of the tooth structure to remain, whereas the traditional root canal method involves scraping away large amount of tooth structure material. 
  • Disinfects thoroughly. GentleWave® reaches the entire root canal system, even the smallest spaces, to eliminate and prevent infection. 
  • Takes less time. The GentleWave® process is efficient, meaning patients spend less time in the dental chair for a root canal.

Are You a Good Candidate for GentleWave®?

If you have one or more teeth that need root canal treatment, you may be a good candidate for GentleWave®. This technology increases the chances that a tooth can be saved, even those that may otherwise need to be extracted and replaced. For patients who are nervous or anxious about getting a root canal, GentleWave® can make the process easier and more comfortable.

Why Choose Advanced Endodontics?

We are dedicated to improving our patients’ experiences through advancements in technology. GentleWave® not only makes the root canal procedure more comfortable, it is also more effective, reducing the chances that retreatment will be necessary. As an endodontic practice we specialize in saving teeth through root canal treatment. Our extensive experience and advanced technology allows us to provide the highest quality care for our patients.

Frequently Asked Questions About GentleWave®

How many appointments are required for GentleWave®?
In most cases GentleWave® root canal treatment can be completed in a single appointment. An initial consultation may be required to prepare and schedule the procedure.
How do I know if I need a root canal?

There are a few symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal:

  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity in one area
  • Discolored tooth
  • Pain when chewing
  • Red or swollen gums 
Do all dentists and endodontists offer GentleWave®?
Not all dentists and endodontists offer GentleWave®. Adopting the GentleWave® technique is a choice some practices make to improve root canal treatment for their patients. If you need a root canal, ask your provider if they offer GentleWave® technology.
Does GentleWave® cost more than a traditional root canal?
There is small additional cost to GentleWave® than traditional root canal treatment. This is due to the handpiece that creates these vortex of fluids are single use only to avoid cross contamination. Because it can be done in a single appointment, it could save you time.
Will I still need anesthesia with GentleWave®?
Even with the gentle nature of GentleWave®, local anesthesia is still used to numb the nerves in the tooth being treated.
How long does it take to recover after GentleWave®?
Most patients experience little to no discomfort after a root canal performed with GentleWave® technology. Any discomfort you may feel will typically subside within 24-48 hours or up to a week.
Is GentleWave® safe?
GentleWave® is a safe and effective technique for performing a root canal. It is even safer than the traditional method because less scraping is required and the tooth is more thoroughly disinfected.
Can GentleWave® treat more than one tooth at a time?
If you have two or three teeth that need root canal treatment, GentleWave® can be used to treat a few teeth in a single appointment.

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