To repair a severely damaged tooth, a root canal in Buckhead can save it from needing to be extracted. Although you might be a bit hesitant to undergo the treatment due to its bad reputation for being painful, you have nothing to fear. Dr. Mark Barr uses state-of-the-art technology to enhance its success and comfort. With the GentleWave procedure, he can restore the health of your tooth to save your smile.
A root canal is an endodontic treatment used to extract the inner layer of the tooth known as the pulp. The tooth is then sterilized and sealed while a crown is placed over it. This allows a damaged or infected tooth’s health to be restored to prevent it from needing to be removed. Although they are among one of the most common restorative treatments, your endodontist in Buckhead, Dr. Barr only recommends it when there are no other viable options to save your tooth.
To ensure the long-term success of the treatment, Dr. Barr uses the GentleWave procedure. The innovative technology is an ultracleaning method to reach the deepest and most complex portions of the root canal system. It features a combination of advanced fluid dynamics and soundwaves to clean microscopic places within the tooth. This more effectively removes harmful bacteria, debris, and tissues that can compromise the long-term success of the treatment.
The traditional method to clean out the root canal system can leave bacteria behind. In fact, as much as 60% of it can be missed, which increases the likeliness for another root canal in the future. With GentleWave, it helps to ensure the system is fully cleaned prior to sealing your tooth with gutta-percha.
The procedure is very effective for aiding complex root canals, like those performed on the molars. The technology cleans the intricate channel to protect the nerves and blood vessels within the tooth’s anatomy.
The procedure is minimally invasive to promote patient comfort while it cleans infected root canals. It also allows more of the tooth’s structure to be preserved during the cleaning to protect its integrity. In addition, it can also reduce the length of time it takes to complete the treatment because the tooth can be sterilized and sealed in a single visit.
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If you need a root canal, you deserve to benefit from the best. Now, you can enjoy a new standard for cleaning your teeth to preserve your smile. If you are ready to experience a better side to dentistry, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.