An in-vitro study was performed by Dr. Markus Haapasalo and his team to evaluate the tissue dissolution ability of the GentleWave® System and how it compares to other standard endodontic devices.
Pieces of bovine muscle tissue were placed in test tubes and exposed to 5 minutes of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) by different endodontic devices. The rate of tissue dissolution (%/s) was calculated. Statistical analysis was performed.
The novel GentleWave® System achieved seven times faster tissue dissolution rates when using 3% NaOCI as compared to the other systems examined, including passive and active ultrasonic systems.