OUR OFFICE USES ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY TO AID IN ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS, GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE TREATMENT, WHILE DELIVERING AN EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCE FOR PATIENTS.
GENTLEWAVE PROCEDURE - TECHNOLOGY FOR BETTER ROOT CANALS
Effectively cleaning the deepest, most complex portions 1,2 of the root canal system requires incredible innovation—and we are proud to offer that technology with the GentleWave® Procedure.
The GentleWave Procedure is a state-of-the-art alternative to standard root canal treatment. The ultracleaning technology of the GentleWave Procedure is an advanced combination of fluid dynamics and a broad range of soundwaves that work together to reach into the microscopic spaces 1,2 and remove bacteria, debris and tissue.2 The GentleWave Procedure is so effective at cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system, there's less chance of failure over time. 3
The GentleWave Procedure uses a minimally invasive 1 protocol to access the infected root canal system, which means it is preserving more of the natural tooth and, in doing so, is helping to keep the tooth’s structure strong. With the GentleWave Procedure we can also typically clean and fill the tooth in just one appointment, 3 which may reduce the number of appointments required.
Achieving an exceptional level of clean requires advanced endodontics—and that’s something we take pride in providing. Contact us today to discover the GentleWave Difference for yourself.
1 Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-5
2 Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86
3 Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48
GENTLEWAVE and the GENTLEWAVE logo are registered trademarks of Sonendo, Inc. and used under license.
Carestream CS 9600 CBCT Scanner
We are also very proud to be one of the few offices utilizing 3-D volumetric imaging, also known as Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT). When appropriate, this technology can dramatically improve our diagnostic abilities to better treatment plan. Our office uses a Carestream CS 9600 CBCT Scanner that has the highest resolution available on the market today. This device also minimizes radiation exposure by having a very small area of focus to allow detailed visualization of the tooth or area of interest, without unnecessary exposure to surrounding tissues.
Laser technology uses air, water, and concentrated light to generate gentle but powerful waves of energy within the root canal system to facilitate the removal of bacteria and other contaminants from infected teeth. Apex Endodontics is proud to be among the first to incorporate this technological advancement into an endodontic practice in Colorado.
Our office utilizes advanced digital imaging which reduces radiation exposure during dental x-rays. Because these images are digitized, the Endodontist uses computer software to amplify and manipulate images for better diagnostic purposes.
Digital radiographs are safer, faster, and diagnostically more useful in endodontics than conventional film x-rays. There is up to 80% reduction in radiation, compared to traditional film technology. Patient comfort is greatly increased by utilizing sleek and small, rounded, and beveled sensors. The resulting images are digital, allowing computer enhancement, enlargement, and evaluation, which greatly improve diagnostic and communication capabilities.
We use TDO Software as it is considered the best endodontic software available. It is used to manage all patient records and information and has comprehensive modules that make our office paperless, a great convenience for our patients and referring dentists. The website integration allows our patients to securely access the site to complete the medical history and consent forms online before their appointment. The software allows our referring dentists to make referrals and receive their patients’ reports and imaging through a secured HIPAA compliant portal right after the patient is seen. This technology enables us to diagnose and treat our patients more efficiently and to communicate more effectively with both the patient and the referring doctor that is secured and HIPAA compliant.
Because we use digital record-keeping, our office runs more efficiently, and we are able to communicate more effectively with your dentist concerning your care. We also understand that your time is valuable. Through our digital records, it is possible to save "wait" time in our office by filling out pertinent information on our secure internet site. Please contact our office at 719-282-6600 for login information.