Sonendo® discusses a system for disinfection and cleaning with minimal instrumentation
Before you answer, think about what that term is really saying. Being good enough might sound fine — until you dig a little deeper. When you are good enough, you meet all the expectations that people have, but you never rise above the competition. You get through each working day, but you never get ahead. And you seldom hear complaints, but you don’t get much praise either.
That’s as true in endodontics as it is anywhere else. The status quo has served our discipline reasonably well for decades. Even with incremental changes to our procedures, the basic idea behind a root canal therapy — file, debride, irrigate, fill — has changed very little. And we have declared the resulting level of clean that results to be “good enough.” We have recognized that sometimes root canal therapies fail. Sometimes smear layer goes unchecked, and bacteria and biofilm can be left behind. We have accepted these results as part of the inevitable risks associated with root canal treatments. And very seldom have we asked ourselves whether “good enough” could be better.
Sonendo® has asked that question. The GentleWave® System is the answer.
The GentleWave® System: disinfection and cleaning with minimal instrumentation
Why are we calling the GentleWave® System a breakthrough? Because Sonendo is rethinking endodontics at its very foundation — the idea that extensive instrumentation is required to clean and irrigate the root canal. Each year sees the introduction of improved NiTi files into the endodontic market, and alterations to the instrument shape, flexibility, and strength have all led to marginally better outcomes for the clinician. The underlying principle behind these improvements, however, has remained the same. We are still filing our way into the root canal to clean and irrigate. Sonendo saw the potential for a new way to achieve even better outcomes. Sonendo’s GentleWave® System eliminates most of the files and instruments used in a conventional root canal therapy and introduces something entirely new — patented Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology.
With Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology, years of research and development have come to fruition, and it represents a change in the way we think about endodontics. Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology replaces nearly all of the instrumentation used in conventional RCTs and still delivers superior levels of cleaning and disinfection that leads to fast healing2 for your patients.
Here’s how it works: the GentleWave® System treatment instrument generates a powerful vortex of treatment fluid and broad spectrum acoustic energy, surging through the entire root canal system from crown to apex. Along the way, the technology removes smear layer, bacteria, and biofilm, even in microscopic areas such as isthmi, lateral canals, and dentin tubules, where the potential for treatment failure often lies. Fluids and energy reach into the apical third, removing the biofilm that is a primary cause of reinfection and failure in root canal therapy. The result is a level of disinfection that goes a long way toward preventing the need for retreatments over time — and provides you with the power to save even more teeth for your patients.
The GentleWave® System: beyond good enough for patients and practices
How about your practice’s bottom line? Would you say that it’s “good enough?” (Would anybody?) Introducing the GentleWave® System in your practice can deliver even better outcomes there as well. Even if you are at capacity in your billable hours throughout the day, it is still possible to increase the number of patients you see.
That’s because the GentleWave® System gives you the power to perform most root canal therapies in just one visit. Instead of performing the shaping and cleaning one day, and the obturation on another day, you can perform minimal shaping, a Multisonic Ultracleaning™ treatment, and obturation all in one billable session.3
This boost in your treatment efficiency can have a real impact on your ability to increase revenues as you are able to take on more referrals, which are becoming increasingly challenging. As new, billable patients come in the door, your revenues could increase by as much as 30%.3
The GentleWave® System not only affords you the time to take on referrals, but also provides your practice with a treatment option that truly sets you apart. The GentleWave® System gives you a demonstrably clear differentiator as general practitioners make their referral decisions. Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology delivers a treatment option that is backed by years of case reports, peer-reviewed clinical outcomes, and in vitro research.
Never accept good enough
The GentleWave® System provides you the power to provide higher levels of cleaning and disinfection, fast healing, and the ability to offer unparalleled results in just one treatment session, and it does all this with minimal instrumentation. It’s a breakthrough that your patients will notice, especially if they have undergone a root canal therapy in the past. It’s a breakthrough that referring general practitioners will notice. And with the ability to make a difference in your bottom line, it’s a breakthrough that your accountant will notice.
At sonendo.com, you can see the many ways that the GentleWave® System and its patented Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology can take your practice far beyond the current industry standard. From clinical results to patient testimonials, you will discover how Sonendo innovations offer results that are far beyond the average — and far beyond “good enough.”
This information was provided by Sonendo®.
- Image courtesy of Tyler F. Baker, DDS, MS
- Sigurdsson A, Khang TL, Woo SM, Rassoulian SA, McLachlan K, Abbassi F, Garland RW. Six-month healing success rates after endodontic treatment using the novel GentleWave™ System: the PURE prospective multi-center clinical study. J Clin Exp Dent. In Press. 2016.
- Conﬁdential patient chair-time analysis over 2 months.