Commonly referred to as “root canals,” endodontic therapy is a common procedure that can address a variety of issues within the pulp of a tooth. With today’s technology, root canals are generally very comfortable procedures.
Endodontic retreatment addresses teeth that were not completely corrected during or did not heal appropriately from earlier treatment.
Endodontic surgery is sometimes needed to locate tiny fractures that can’t be found via x-ray. Other times, endodontic surgery is needed to treat the ends of roots and surrounding bone.
Scott Endodontics is proud to be Louisville’s only provider of the GentleWave® Procedure, an alternative to traditional root canal surgery which offers a multitude of benefits for patients. The GentleWave® procedure not only encourages faster healing time and longer-lasting results, but preserves the structure of the tooth and involves only one visit for surgical treatment.
What is the GentleWave® Procedure?
GentleWave® technology uses a combination of sound energy, fluid dynamics and accelerated chemistry to reach and clean the microscopic spaces and complex anatomies of the root canal system while preserving natural tooth structure.
Why the GentleWave® Procedure?
- Little to no post-op discomfort
- Single visit root canal in most cases
- Fast healing rates
- Cleans microscopic spaces that standard root canal treatments often cannot
- The minimally invasive protocol preserves more of the dentin structure of the tooth helping to keep it strong and maintain its natural function
Traumatic Injury Treatment
We treat a variety of traumatic tooth injuries, like chipped teeth, dislodged teeth, and fractured teeth. If you experience a traumatic tooth injury, be sure to seek care as quickly as possible.
Internal bleaching is whitening the tooth from the inside out! It can be performed as part of a root canal procedure.
At Scott Endodontics we utilize the latest technology to provide you with the best care. Technology such as the GentleWave® Procedure, Surgical Operating Microscope, Digital Radiographs, Cone Beam Computed Tomography, and Ultrasonic Endodontic Instruments, are just some of the tools that we use to help us manage your case.