When it comes to saving natural teeth, endodontists are always on the lookout for new technology and techniques to make procedures less painful, more efficient, and more likely to provide long-term successful treatment. The Phoenix Endodontic Group has recently added the new GentleWave G4 system for root canals.
GentleWave takes a substantially different approach to root canal treatment, using multisonic vibration and fluid dynamics to cleanse and reshape even the most unusual and complex tooth root systems. We are excited to be one of only two practices in Arizona to be employing this technology.
Here’s a quick overview of how GentleWave differs from a traditional root canal and why these differences add up to a better overall experience.
Advantages Of The GentleWave System During Root Canal Treatment
- GentleWave is minimally invasive. The most impactful difference is the GentleWave system requires endodontists take far less time using files to clean and reshape canals.
- GentleWave uses fluid dynamics to clean away infection. The irrigating fluid used in the GentleWave system passes through a narrow opening on the instrument used by the endodontist, creating a cascade of tiny imploding vapor bubbles. These mini-explosions create shockwaves that separate bacteria, biofilm, and debris from the tooth.
- GentleWave’s reliance on fluid movement allows it to clean even challenging root canals. The system leverages the power of the irrigating fluid’s journey through the tooth to remove more than 98 percent of bio-film and organic tissue, even in canals the endodontist has not previously been able to detect!
- GentleWave procedures result in less post-procedure discomfort. More than 96 percent of patients treated with GentleWave report little or no pain 48 hours after the procedure.
- The GentleWave system can reduce treatment time for patients. Many patients treated with GentleWave can be done with their root canal treatment in a single session.
“GentleWave, in my experience and that of other endodontists, is proving to be a game-changer in terms of saving natural teeth,” says Dr. Jacqueline S. Allen of the Phoenix Endodontic Group. “Our staff is happy to explain how GentleWave works and discuss whether it is an option for your specific treatment.”