Patients want to avoid root canal treatment (RCT).
When many patients think of RCT, they unfortunately think about pain. In fact, in a 2016 AAE survey4, 67% of people stated fear of pain as their biggest concern about having RCT. Many put off the procedure, or opt for an implant-supported crown replacement.
But patients also want to keep their real teeth.
A study published in the Journal of Endodontics5 revealed that 90% of patients surveyed said they wanted to keep their natural tooth. In fact, saving their natural tooth was their second-highest concern, right behind communication about treatment options and trust.
What patients really want is an alternative to standard RCT.
The GentleWave® System offers what many of your patients want and need from RCT. The GentleWave Procedure is comfortable, minimally-invasive,3 and can be performed in a single visit.1 Using broad-spectrum acoustic energy and advanced fluid dynamics, the GentleWave System delivers unprecedented cleaning and disinfection throughout even complex anatomies—removing bacteria, biofilm and smear layer—without damaging the root structure of the tooth.1
See the GentleWave® System in Action:
This magnification shows what’s left behind with standard instrumentation (1000x magnification).
This is what 98% clean looks like—the level of clean you get from GentleWave procedures (1000x magnification).
This cross-section of a tooth shows the consequences of a failed root canal therapy—and demonstrates the need for retreatment.
The broad spectrum acoustic energy of Multisonic Ultracleaning technology delivers a level of cleaning and disinfection that you can clearly see.
Standard methods cannot reach all the way into the root canal.
Multisonic Ultracleaning delivers unprecedented cleaning throughout the entire root canal system.
Biofilm can form throughout the root canal system in weeks, which leads to reinfection.
Nair NPR et al., Int Endod J. 2014; 47:1003-1011
The GentleWave® System effectively removes biofilm, even in complex anatomies.
Vandrangi and Basrani 2015 Oral Health – Endodontics. 72-86
Conventionally, apical enlargement of less than 0.30 mm is correlated to failure.
Azim AA et al. Int Endod J. 2016; 49:6–16
The GentleWave® System ultracleans even with an apical enlargement of 0.15 mm.
Molina B et al. J Endod. 2015; 41:1701–05
“The GentleWave® System cleans and disinfects the root canal space in a predictable and consistent way, resulting in periapical healing rates that are extremely high. Most importantly, though, the system does this automatically with maximal preservation of tooth and root structure.”
The GentleWave System can benefit your patients and your practice.
The GentleWave Procedure can be completed in one patient visit1, delivering disinfection without the need for a second appointment. With the extra time, your practice has the potential to increase revenue—you can take on more of the referrals that your competition can’t schedule.
4 American Association of Endodontists survey, 2016
5 Azarpazhooh A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:365-370