LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 10, 2017 – /Globe Newswire/ — Sonendo®, Inc., the developer of a breakthough technology for the endodontic marketplace, announces their celebration of Root Canal Awareness Week, May 7-13.
Root Canal Awareness Week is a national effort to raise awareness of endodontists so that patients and general dentists know to contact a specialist when root canal treatment is needed.
The GentleWave® Procedure is an alternative to standard root canal treatment that shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy when compared to standard root canal treatment. Published research on the GentleWave Procedure has shown a healing rate of 97%1, versus, a standard treatment which shows a healing rate of approximately 70%2.
Bjarne Bergheim, President and CEO, of Sonendo, stated, “Endodontists are experts in saving teeth. However, the standard root canal instrumentation available to them only touches 50-65% of the treated tooth canal surface3, which can leave a significant amount of tissue and bacteria behind. The GentleWave Procedure is a recent technological advancement that uses our patented Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology to provide patients with an alternative to standard root canal treatment that, is both more comfortable and results in a higher level of clean.”
Root Canal Awareness Week is an excellent time to explain the important role endodontists play in dental health, emphasize the value of saving natural teeth and teach the public that there are technological advancements, such as the GentleWave Procedure, that are now available for them when considering alternatives to standard root canal treatment.
1Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48. 2Ng Y-L et al. (2007) Int Endod J. 40:921-39. 3Peters OA et al. (2010) J Endod. 36:1068-72.
Sonendo, Inc. is a privately-held, venture-backed company developing innovative and disruptive technologies to transform dentistry by Saving Teeth Through Sound Science®. The first commercially available product from Sonendo, the GentleWave® System, available in the US, shows significant improvements in clinical efficacy, and treatment efficiency when compared to standard root canal techniques4-5. For more information, please visit www.sonendo.com.
4Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48. 5Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-05.
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