Modern-Day Root Canals
The modern-day root canal is safe, effective, and relatively pain-free. Here at Ballantyne Endodontics, we invest in the latest endodontic technology to ensure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible.
GentleWave is our secret to painless, effective, holistic root canals. This minimally-invasive, proven procedure uses fluid dynamics and sound waves to clean the bacteria out of the tiniest crevices in your root canal structure.
Its cleaning and disinfecting properties help ensure better outcomes for our patients, with fewer teeth than ever needing retreatment in the future.
Our patients love the fact that GentleWave keeps their discomfort and pain after the procedure to a minimum, so they can get back to their full lives.
The Fotona Laser is the newest addition to our technological toolbelt. Our endodontists use it to get rid of bacteria that can grow inside your tooth’s canals, as well as any tiny bits of debris that may collect during your procedure.
Without even needing to touch you, the Fotona Laser helps ensure a safe, clean, and effective root canal, reducing postoperative discomfort and helping restore your oral health.
In addition, the laser can be used to prevent soreness. Sometimes, when patients’ mouths are open for an extended period of time during their procedure, they can experience fatigue. However, the Fotona Laser can activate the muscles around your jaw and help make you more comfortable during your procedure.
3-D Cone Beam Imaging
This state-of-the-art three-dimensional type of imaging takes the guesswork out of the diagnosis process. Before we ever start our procedure, this important imaging goes beyond the traditional x-ray to show us how many teeny, tiny canals exist within your unique tooth—as well as exactly where they are located.
From there, we can diagnose your concern, create a reliable treatment plan, and know whether you actually need endodontic treatment–saving you time and money!
Having a cone beam scan completed is easy—simply stand still and let the machine do the rest. We’ll come away with a high-resolution, three-dimensional image of your mouth and teeth, so we can give you the best possible outcome during your procedure.
High-Powered Endodontic Operating Microscope
When it’s time for your root canal, your doctor will use an endodontic microscope, which uses extremely high magnification to let us observe exactly what is happening inside your tooth, in real-time.
After all, the canals inside your teeth are tiny. The naked eye could never see all their details. Our endodontists use the operating microscope to thoroughly clean out the bacteria in your tooth’s canals, to give your teeth the best possible chance and restore your mouth to health.