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Explore the History of Root Canal Therapy

The history of root canal therapy dates back to 1838 when the first root canal instrument was constructed from a watch spring.* Since then, dental practices have seen many improvements, but the heavy usage of files in a standard root canal procedure has largely remained the same over time. Unfortunately, too much filing can weaken the tooth’s dentin structure, leaving the tooth more susceptible to fracture.**

Luckily, there is now an alternative to standard root canal treatment (RCT), a minimally invasive1 option that relies on fewer files,1,2 helping to preserve the tooth’s natural structure.4 Discover how the revolutionary GentleWave® Procedure is providing unsurpassed cleaning and disinfection,1,2 reaching the deepest, most complex portions of the root canal system1,2 that standard RCT can miss,5—for an elevated standard of clean.

*Castellucci, A. A Brief History of Endodontics. Endodontics, Volume 1, Pg. 2