The Gentlewave System
Apex Endodontics is the only office in the Buffalo, NY region that offers the GentleWave® Procedure. Because of this holistic approach, Dr. Jordan sees many patients from all over Western New York, Rochester, Pennsylvania and even Canada. Effectively cleaning the deepest, most complex portions1,2 of the root canal system requires incredible innovation—and we are proud to offer this technology at our local office. 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 spaces1,2 and remove bacteria, debris and tissue.2 The GentleWave Procedure is so effective at cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system, there’s much less chance of failure over time.3 The GentleWave Procedure uses a minimally invasive1 protocol to access the infected root canal system, which means it is preserving more of the natural tooth (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 this exceptional level of clean requires advanced endodontics—and that’s something we take pride in providing.
Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest root canal treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient treatment options available, we utilize advanced digital X-ray technology in our office.
Digital X-rays provide several advanced imaging options designed to save time, provide clearer dental photos, and expose patients to less radiation than traditional X-ray technology.
Our practice is focused on making your dental experience as comfortable and pain free as possible. When you visit Apex, we will happily answer any questions you may have about our digital X-ray technology.
Digital CT Imaging
Our Sirona Digital CT imaging system allows Dr. Jordan and Dr. Domenico to provide quick, comfortable, and effective dental imaging for the most precise dental health diagnosis possible. 3D Digital technology provides data for:
- Diagnosis of root canal needs
- Visualization of cracks in teeth
- Observing tooth on recall for root canal therapy
- Planning for dental implants and tooth extractions
- Viewing full facial and jaw 3D images
You can take advantage of a more complete dental treatment with digital CT imaging. Special features for patients include:
- One 14-second scan that provides enough data for a complete diagnosis
- A safer diagnosis with less radiation than traditional CT scanners
- Increased comfort: patients nay stand or be seated in an open environment
- A more cost-effective imaging system
- Our doctors can easily share the data with patients, so that patients stay informed and are able to make educated decisions on their course of treatment
Our office is pleased to offer digital CT imaging for patients who receive dental treatment. We will also provide you a copy of these images if you would like to share them with other doctors that you work with. Come and see for yourself what it's like to receive a more advanced, patient-friendly dental experience.
Apex Endodontics is the only dental office in Western New York to have four treatment rooms equipped with Microscopes. This technology allows the Doctors here to find and treat all the canals inside the tooth.
A root canal procedure takes place in a very small environment which requires precision to effectively navigate the root and canals. Some teeth have more roots and canals than is expected. When a canal is not found, a tooth may not heal, and may require additional treatment in the future. At Apex Endontics we use microscopes on every tooth, no matter the difficulty, to ensure that no canals are missed.
Apex Locators, Ultrasonics, Electronic Obturation
Each of our four treatment rooms at Apex are also equipped with these advanced dental technologies. Apex Locators, Ultrasonics an Elements Units for Electronic Obturation are very helpful to our Doctors. This equipment is used to be more efficient and accurate for pain free root canal treatment.
Dr. Jordan spends a lot of time researching the most advanced technology that he can add to his practice to provide the most value. At this time, the list above shows the majority of our equipment. It is likely that we will be adding to this list in the near future. Stop by and take a tour!
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