Advancements in dental technology have enabled a wide range of treatments that were previously unimaginable. GentleWaveⓇ Ultracleaning is a great example, and it’s among the services available from Jeffrey D. Krupp, DDS, and Vicky Nguyen, DDS, MS, in San Jose, California. To explore this alternative to traditional root canals, book a visit online or by phone at your earliest convenience.
GentleWave Ultracleaning is an alternative to traditional root canal therapy, and it offers the chance to treat an infected tooth while preserving as much of your healthy tooth tissue as possible. The process uses multiple wavelengths of sound to move special disinfecting fluids throughout all areas of an infected tooth.
This broad-spectrum acoustic energy pushes the treatment fluids into even the tiniest crevices and pores of your tooth tissue. It enables thorough cleaning of areas where even the most well-designed dental files simply cannot reach. Some of these areas are so small they would only be visible using a microscope.
Traditional root canals use metal instruments to remove as much pulp as possible. The GentleWave Ultracleaning system relies on optimized procedure fluids to thoroughly cleanse the inner chamber of your tooth without any scraping or other disruption of healthy tooth tissue.
The GentleWave Ultracleaning system also reaches areas of the tooth that traditional root canal techniques cannot access. This reduces the risk that bacteria or biofilm will be left behind to create a new infection. This less invasive approach can also speed your recovery process.
There is no pain associated with GentleWave Ultracleaning. Because the process is less invasive than traditional root canal techniques, there is less disruption of healthy tooth tissue and less discomfort.
With a traditional root canal, there is a risk of breaking through the structure of the tooth roots, which means the tooth will need to be removed. The recovery process after an extraction can be uncomfortable. The files used in root canal therapy can also weaken your natural tooth tissue, increasing your risk of future dental problems.
While GentleWave Ultracleaning is not the right approach for every set of circumstances, it is often a far less uncomfortable treatment option that is safe and effective. If you’d like to learn more about how this approach might meet your needs, schedule a consultation today.
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