If you have a large cavity, an infected nerve, or broken down tooth, your dentist may recommend a root canal (endodontic therapy) procedure. Do not worry you are not alone. Over 15 million root canal procedures are completed annually in the United States to save infected or damaged teeth.1
Traditional endodontic therapy involves cleaning the inside of your tooth and into the root canal system. This process can leave bacteria behind as it can miss up to 60% of the canal walls. The untouched canal walls and microscopic spaces can create safe havens for bacteria and necrotic tissue to hide. To help further clean the canal systems, traditional endodontic therapy, often required a second visit to help clean and decrease the bacteria in your tooth even further. This traditional method has worked for many decades; however, we continue to evaluate and incorporate new technology that will allow us to provide a higher level of care.
Texarkana Endodontics would like to introduce the GentleWave System. The GentleWave® procedure, the very latest and most innovative technology in the field of Endodontics, is set to revolutionize the standard endodontic therapy. The GentleWave System provides a powerful combination of broad spectrum sound energy and advanced fluid dynamics that reach throughout the tooth structure and result in a remarkable level of clean. Tissue, debris and bacteria are virtually eliminated, even in the microscopic tubules that traditional methods cannot reach, preserving vital tooth structure, providing unprecedented disinfection, and delivering a level of clean that has not been achievable until now.2,3
We are very proud to be able to offer this level of care to our patients. Texarkana Endodontics is fully certified in the use of the GentleWave System and will gladly answer any questions you may have about this exciting new technology or please visit GentleWave for more information.
2. Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05.
3. Haapasalo M et al. (2014) J Endod. 40:1178-81.