Celebrate National Root Canal Appreciation Day on May 12

Dentistry Today


Sonendo is celebrating National Root Canal Appreciation Day on May 12 as part of the American Association of Endodontists’ Save Your Tooth Month campaign. According to the company, modern endodontics offers advances in treatment like its GentleWave Procedure that are instrumental in saving natural teeth.

“Endodontists are often the unsung heroes in dentistry, as not everyone understands their role or the significance in preserving natural teeth whenever possible,” said Bjarne Bergheim, president and CEO of Sonendo.

“We are proud to have completed over 600,000 GentleWave Procedures, ie, over 600,000 patients whose pain and infection was resolved, and natural teeth saved by endodontists. We want to express our gratitude and celebrate endodontists for the vital services they provide,” said Bergheim.

Hoping to change the negative perceptions that many people have about root canal treatment, endodontist Sonia Chopra of Charlotte, North Carolina, is observing National Root Canal Appreciation Day by highlighting the challenging cases she has been able to resolve for her patients.

The GentleWave System uses patented technology to deliver more thorough cleaning and disinfection to the entire root canal system, according to Sonendo, even in the microscopic places where bacteria can hide, and leaves more of the tooth structure intact.

Most GentleWave Procedures can be performed in one visit, the company continued, and patients generally find them to be comfortable and report minimal to no pain afterward. Also, the system releases virtually no aerosolized material into the air during normal use, potentially reducing the spread of airborne infection, Sonendo said.

Procedure instruments for the GentleWave System also come pre-sterilized and single-use, minimizing the risk of exposure from one patient to the next, the company added.

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