Sonendo GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure
A Better Root Canal
Many people wince at the thought of having root canal therapy. But now, we are excited to share with you a new option for root canal treatment. With GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure patented technology, we can now give our patients a root canal procedure that is quicker, more reliable and more comfortable than ever before.
Less Chance of Reinfection
Because the root systems of teeth are so complex, it can be difficult to reach all areas with a traditional root canal, which utilizes a series of files to remove bacteria and diseased material. By contrast, the GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure uses multisonic energy and specialized fluids to reach every corner and crevice of the tooth for a more complete cleaning and less chance of reinfection.
How does the GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure work?
The GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure combines acoustic energy and optimized fluids to reach every part of the root system, including the interior porous surfaces, which can’t be thoroughly cleaned with endodontic files. With traditional root canal treatment, biofilm often remains, and can lead to a reinfection of the roots within weeks. However, with the GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure, all of the biofilm is removed in a single session so there is little risk of a second infection.
Benefits of GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure
- Comfortable: Because it is less invasive than files, it is also much more comfortable.
- One-Treatment Procedure: The process is so effective; it is usually done in just one visit. (Traditional root canal therapy often requires two visits.)
- Healthier Teeth: The process leaves more of your healthy tooth in tact.
- A Cleaner Clean: The combination of fluids and ultrasonic waves ensures a deeper cleaning in areas where bacteria can hide from endodontic files.
What is Multisonic Ultracleaning™?
Traditional ultrasound wavelength technology relies on a single wavelength. With Multisonic Ultracleaning™, however, multiple frequencies are used at the same time and combined with special fluids to deliver the deepest clean.
If you are facing root canal treatment and are looking for an easier, more effective way, give us a call at Dennis L. Pipher, D.M.D.; Endodontic Associates of Norwalk Phone Number (203) 635-6300. With the GentleWave® Ultracleaning Procedure, a better root canal is just one appointment away!
Q. WHAT IS THE GENTLEWAVE PROCEDURE?
A. The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art alternative to standard root canal treatment. The advanced technology of the GentleWave Procedure uses multiple wavelengths of sound to gently deliver disinfecting fluids throughout the entire root canal system,1 even reaching into and cleaning the microscopic spaces1,2 where bacteria can hide—to provide less chance of failure over time.3
Q. WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE GENTLEWAVE PROCEDURE?
A. The GentleWave Procedure uses proprietary Multisonic Ultracleaning® technology, combining fluid dynamics and broad spectrum acoustic energy to clean and disinfect the root canal system.2
Q. HOW IS THE GENTLEWAVE PROCEDURE DIFFERENT FROM STANDARD ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
A. The GentleWave Procedure offers the following advantages over standard root canal treatment:
- A minimally invasive1 protocol • Procedure fluids reach throughout the entire root canal system1
- Effectively removes bacteria, debris and infected tissue2
- Preserves the structure and integrity of the natural tooth3
- Can typically be completed in just one appointment3
Q. WILL MY INSURANCE COVER THE GENTLEWAVE PROCEDURE?
A. The GentleWave Procedure does not have a specific billing code, so we will need to check with your provider to see if they will allow billing under the standard root canal treatment code. Because the GentleWave Procedure isn’t your standard root canal treatment, it may not be billable through your provider.
1 Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-5
2 Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86
3 Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48