Effectively cleaning the deepest, most complex portions of the root canal system requires incredible innovation—and we are proud to offer that technology with the GentleWave® Procedure.
The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art alternative to
standard root canal treatment. The ultracleaning 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 and remove bacteria, debris and tissue. The
GentleWave Procedure is so effective at cleaning and disinfecting
the root canal system, there's less chance of failure over time.
The GentleWave Procedure uses a minimally invasive protocol to access and thoroughly clean a tooth's root canal system. This allows more of the natural tooth to be preserved and keep the tooth's underlying structure strong. With GentleWave we can often complete a root canal procedure in just one appointment.
Achieving an exceptional level of clean requires advanced endodontics—and that’s something we take pride in providing. Contact us today to discover the GentleWave Difference for yourself.
All instruments used for treatment in
our office are sterilized according to the latest OSHA
requirements. Every item has been carefully pre-cleaned, dried,
packaged and treated in an autoclave at 265 degrees with 25 PSI
for 15 minutes or more. To ensure proper operation, our autoclave
sterilizers are monitored weekly by the SporAmpule biological
indicator. Your operatory has also been prepared just for you.
Every touchable surface has been pre-cleaned, sprayed and wiped down with hospital level disinfectant. In accordance with OSHA and CDC (Center for Disease Control) specifications, protective barriers have been placed, eliminating any chance of cross-contamination. Annually our staff completes a thorough training program designed to assure compliance with the requirements of OSHA's regulations on infection and hazard control.
Digital Radiography: Our offices
utilize digital radiography during your endodontic and periodontic
treatment to provide our doctors with diagnostic information. We
use an advanced non-film computerized system that produces up to
90 percent lower radiation levels than conventional low dose
dental x-ray machines.
Operating Microscopes: Magnification and fiber optic illumination are helpful in aiding the doctor to see details inside your tooth. An operating microscope is necessary to increase visualization and allow for detection of extra canals and fracture lines inside the tooth. Proper endodontic therapy is extremely difficult if not impossible to render without the use of the operating microscope.
Electronic Medical Records: Our office uses Electronic
Medical Records (EMR). This state-of-the-art technology allows us
to store our records digitally. Electronic Medical Record (EMR)
technology is the central point of all patient information:
demographics, medical/dental history, vitals and financials. EMR
is a paperless approach to streamlining communication between
doctors and patients and with other practitioners. Our practice
strictly complies with governmental HIPAA guidelines for
protecting personal patient information. EMR is part of our
commitment to continuous improvement and "going green!"
Apex Locators: An apex locator is a device that allows your doctor to further verify where each root ends. Since the canals are narrow and often curved, microscopes, tactile sensation, x-rays and apex locators all aid in fully shaping the canals.
Ultrasonics: Ultrasonic instruments are used in several ways. They help remove canal obstructions, open calcified (narrow) canals, aid in creating a barrier during surgical endodontic treatment as well as agitate antimicrobial rinses with ultrasonic vibrations to further remove bacterial debris within the canal system.
CBCT: Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This provides three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation exposure to the patient, and enables a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care that is not possible with 2-D technologies (standard dental x-rays).
Dental Laser: The Nd-YAG laser is used for laser periodontal surgery and for hemostasis. This instrument allows periodontal surgery to be performed without the use of traditional methods such as surgically opening the gums and completing the procedure with sutures. It can also be used for soft tissue procedures such as frenectomies.