To preserve a tooth that has been severely damaged by extensive decay or traumatic injury, a root canal may be necessary. During this procedure, the interior of the tooth is sterilized, sealed and the remaining tooth structure is protected with a dental crown. At Afton Endodontics, Drs. Gell and Watts use the latest dental technology when performing root canal therapy. SonEndo Gentle Wave in Concord allows them to restore you tooth and rejuvenate your smile.
You may have heard a rumor that root canal therapy is uncomfortable and painful. Actually, this procedure is designed to alleviate the discomfort and pain of an infected tooth.
Your endodontist in Concord creates a small access hole in the tooth through which the pulp chamber is removed. Fortunately, a tooth can function well without this portion. After this step, the tooth will be disinfected and filled with an inert substance that prevents recontamination. Finally, the tooth is sealed and prepared to have an eventual porcelain crown that will protect the tooth and restore form and function.
One of the most important components of the root canal procedure is the thorough cleaning of the pulp chamber and root canal system. SonEndo Gentle Wave is a new technology that ensures successful treatment.
With Gentle Wave, the deepest and most complex portions of the root canal system are disinfected, yet the nerves and blood vessels within the tooth are protected. Advanced fluid dynamics and sound waves are able to clean microscopically small spaces within a tooth, so harmful bacteria, infection debris and tissue are removed completely. During traditional root canal therapy, as much as 60 percent of bacteria can be left behind, making recontamination of the tooth more likely. Gentle Wave more thoroughly disinfects your tooth before it is filled with gutta-percha and sealed.
SonEndo Gentle Wave is minimally invasive, so patients are more comfortable during a root canal. The technology also preserves more of the tooth structure during disinfection, thereby ensuring future strength and integrity. Moreover, Gentle Wave can shorten the time necessary to complete the procedure, because the tooth can be sterilized and permanently sealed during one appointment.
Other benefits include:
If you’ve been told that you need a root canal in Concord, call Afton Endodontics to schedule an appointment. SonEndo Gentle Wave will provide you with the best possible results.