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The Innovative GentleWave® Procedure vs. Standard Root Canal Treatment

What are the Signs of a Root Canal System Infection?

If you’re experiencing any of the below symptoms, it could be a sign that you need root canal therapy.

  • Pain;
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold;
  • Tenderness to touch and chewing;
  • Discoloration of the tooth;
  • Swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes, or;
  • Swelling, drainage and tenderness in the nearby bones and gum tissues***

Ignoring these symptoms can allow discomfort to continue, so be sure to consult with your dentist or endodontist and discuss your root canal therapy options to determine the best course of action.

What Are Your Root Canal Therapy Options?

While extraction is one treatment option, replacing the extracted tooth with an implant can take many months from start to finish.Plus, implants are usually more expensive than other methods of tooth replacement.††

Since the purpose of RCT is to help relieve dental pain and save your teeth,** patients should instead consider choosing between standard RCT and the root canal alternative treatment option: the GentleWave Procedure. Take a look at the differences between these two treatment options—and work with your dentist or endodontist to determine if the revolutionary GentleWave Procedure is the right choice for you!

Comparing Standard RCT with the GentleWave Procedure

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* WebMD

** AAE

*** AAE

Mayo Clinic

†† Colgate

The GentleWave® Procedure is a medical procedure that is designed to prepare, clean and preserve the structure of teeth1,2,4 indicated for root canal therapy. Similar to other root canal treatment procedures, there is a potential risk of adverse effects. If you are considering the GentleWave Procedure, ask your clinician if you are a proper candidate. For additional information, visit

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