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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About GentleWave®
There are a few symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal:
- Sensitivity in one area
- Discolored tooth
- Pain when chewing
- Red or swollen gums