Protective Measures in Endodontics

COVID-19 & EndodonticsThe GentleWave® System

We thank you for continuing to provide essential services during the pandemic and implementing expanded protective measures to mitigate the nosocomial spread of COVID-19.

Learn how built-in safeguards and benefits of the GentleWave® System can help support your efforts to protect your patients and staff from infection.

No Aerosols

Virtually No Aerosol Emission

Internal testing has shown that during the use of the GentleWave Procedure instrument, virtually no aerosols are released,4 potentially reducing the threat of spread of airborne infection.

Studies have shown that the smaller particles of an aerosol (0.5 to 10 µm in diameter) have the potential to penetrate and lodge in the smaller passages of the lungs and are thought to carry the greatest potential for transmitting infections.5 For this reason, the American Dental Association (ADA) has advised to use professional judgment in employing the lowest aerosol-generating armamentarium when providing dental care.6 The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has even recommended avoiding aerosol-generating procedures when possible.7

Single-Visit Root Canal treatment

Reduced Exposure Reduced exposure to others
Reduced Turnover Reduced operatory turnover
Reduced Costs Reduced costs for time and materials
The GentleWave Procedure enables single-visit root canal treatment1 in most cases, offering several advantages over a two-visit treatment. Requiring only one visit is more convenient for patients, but during the pandemic, it more importantly reduces patient exposure to others.
Following the guidance of the ADA6 and the CDC,7 practices are using extra PPE and performing more frequent cleaning amongst other precautions. Single-visit root canal treatment reduces operatory turnover, in turn reducing time cost for cleaning as well as cost for PPE and cleaning supplies.

Unique Advantages of the GentleWave System

Sterile, Single-use Instruments

All instruments used in the GentleWave Procedure are prepackaged as sterile and single-use, eliminating the risk of cross-contamination.

Cleaning and Disinfection Efficiency

The GentleWave System provides efficient cleaning of the root canal system,3 minimizing instrumentation2,3 and enabling debridement and disinfection of even the smallest, most complex anatomies2,3 in a single-visit procedure. The dentinal conservation approach of the GentleWave Procedure helps to maintain optimal tooth structure1,2,3 while effectively removing infected tissue, biofilm and smear layer.2

Additional Resources

Learn more about the capabilities of the GentleWave System and stay current on evolving safety recommendations with our page of COVID-19 resources.

Please stay safe and reach out to Sonendo® when you need us.

4Data on file TR20-0027
5Harrel et al; JADA, Vol 135 2004; 429-437
6American Dental Association (ADA), Summary of ADA Guidance During the COVID-19 Crisis, updated April 1, 2020.
7Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response, updated June 17, 2020.
8Haapasalo et al. J Endod 2014; 40:1178-1181
9Choi HW et al. Materials. 2019; 12:1221-34

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