How Long Does It Take for a Root Canal to Heal?

When you need root canal therapy there is a lot to consider—including the time needed for treatment and recovery. Choosing the GentleWave® Procedure for your root canal system infection can require less appointments and get you on your way to recovery faster.

The GentleWave Procedure is a minimally invasive4 alternative to standard root canal treatment. The GentleWave Procedure cleans the deepest, most complex portions of the root canal system.2,4 Relying on fewer files than standard RCT,2 the GentleWave alternative uses fluid dynamics and broad spectrum acoustic energy2 to reach into the microscopic spaces2,4 that standard root canal treatment often cannot.5 If you’re interested in a root canal alternative that helps you save your natural tooth, visit

▶ What You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment:
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▶ Standard Root Canal Therapy vs. The GentleWave Procedure:

Root canal recovery rates are as different as the anatomies of each root canal system, the severity of inflammation and infection and the methods used to treat them. The more appointments required to complete each method, the longer it takes for the root canal to heal.
Standard root canal treatment (RCT) is usually performed over two office visits1 and can still leave infected tissue2 and biofilm3 behind, increasing the chance of a failed root canal and the need for ongoing treatment. The GentleWave® Procedure is an alternative to standard RCT where cleaning and filling the tooth can typically be completed in just one appointment.4 The GentleWave Procedure also reaches into the microscopic spaces2,4 that standard RCT frequently cannot,6 effectively removing bacteria, debris, tissue2 and biofilm,3 so there’s less chance of failure over time4 and increased chances of a shorter root canal recovery. Get started on the road to recovery with a GentleWave provider near you.

1 Colgate:
2 Vandrangi P et al. (2015) Oral Health 72-86
2 Nair NPR et al. (2014) Int Endod J. 47:1003-1011
3 Sigurdsson A et al. (2016) J Endod. 42:1040-48
4 Molina B et al. (2015) J Endod. 41:1701-5
5 Paqué F et al. (2010) J Endod. 36:703-7

Information found in this video is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness and should not supersede the advice of a medical professional.

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