The GentleWave® Difference isn’t just in the patient experience—it is proven in post-procedure radiographic examination. The far-reaching capabilities of the GentleWave Procedure can be visualized in the following case study gallery, evidencing its ability to locate and efficiently clean the deepest, most complex portions of the root canal system2,3 that are frequently left untouched by standard root canal therapy.4
4 Paqué F et al. (2010) J Endod. 36:703-7
A patient presented to our office with a complaint of swelling in the area of tooth #15. A sinus tract had been present for about one month. Upon examination, the tooth was diagnosed as necrotic pulp with chronic apical abscess. In a single visit, I was able to thoroughly clean and disinfect the tooth with the GentleWave® Procedure. The tooth was obturated using AH Plus® Sealer and warm vertical compaction of gutta-percha.
"The cleaning ability of the GentleWave® Procedure allowed me to effectively clean exquisite anatomy and provide a result that I was unable to attain previously via traditional methods."
This patient’s first molar, diagnosed with necrotic pulp with symptomatic apical periodontitis, was cleaned and disinfected with the GentleWave® Procedure in a single visit. Post-GentleWave Procedure, intricate apical anatomy with at least eight visible portals of exit was revealed.
Six months post-op, the periradicular bone appeared to have completely healed. The patient resumed active orthodontic treatment. This case illustrates the power of a single-visit GentleWave® Procedure in effectively cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system and promoting rapid healing.
The GentleWave Procedure successfully treated acute apical periodontitis associated with silver points, which led to rapid osseous recovery and periradicular healing.
In my experience thus far with the GentleWave® Procedure, in a single visit, often, eye-catching accessory anatomy and lateral canals are revealed. This case reveals a striking lateral canal near the furcation and apical deltas with multiple portals of exit in the distal. The patient presented with tenderness to chew and hypersensitivity to cold. There was thickening of the PDL, and the pulp tested vital. A new crown had been placed six months prior. The day following the GentleWave Procedure, the patient was doing great and asymptomatic.
“Without the cleaning and disinfection of the GentleWave® Procedure, the anatomy on this tooth might have remained hidden.”
A patient presented with pain to biting on the lower right. The PA showed periapical pathology on tooth #30. During examination, the tooth tested positive to percussion, negative to palpation and did not respond to cold (Endo-Ice®). According to the patient, the crown was placed less than one year ago. Diagnosis was confirmed as necrotic pulp with symptomatic periapical periodontitis.
In a single visit, the GentleWave® Procedure thoroughly cleaned the canals and provided visible evidence that the very intricate accessory anatomy of the canal system was cleaned and obturated.
“In my experience, traditional RCT treatment wouldn’t have come close to this result.”