Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

When the center of the tooth becomes inflamed or infected, and cannot recover, root canal treatment is a way to clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth and seal it with a filling to help maintain your natural tooth. This simple treatment can help you maintain your natural teeth longer and prevent or delay the need for dental implants or bridges.



The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art adjunct to standard root canal treatment.  The ultrasonic technology of the GentleWave Procedure is an advanced combination of fluid dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic spaces(1,2) and remove bacteria, debris and tissue.(2) 

The GentleWave Procedure uses a minimally invasive(1) protocol to access the infected root canal system, which means it is preserving more of the natural tooth and, in doing so, is helping to keep the tooth’s structure strong. Not every tooth is a candidate for the Gentlewave procedure.  Your endodontist will determine what is the best treatment for your individual tooth.  Click here to learn more about our advanced technology.

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