Ultrasonic Microstreaming

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WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, and Periodontics located in Kenosha, WI

Ultrasonic microstreaming technology is among the most cutting-edge procedures the dental industry has to offer when it comes to complex root canals. WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and the team of expert Endodontists use ultrasonic microstreaming in a number of root canal treatments so you get the most thorough, safe, and comfortable experience. Call the office to take advantage of this advanced root canal treatment technology or request an appointment online.

Ultrasonic Microstreaming Q & A

What is ultrasonic microstreaming?

Ultrasonic instruments aren’t new to dentistry – they’ve been used since the 1950s. They’re effective as scalers to remove deposits from the hard surfaces on the external surface of your teeth, enabling soft tissue around the tooth to heal. Ultrasonic microstreaming is a new spin on an old technology that can also be helpful in cleaning inaccessible areas within the tooth, for example, during root canal treatment.

Recent innovations in technology make ultrasonic microstreaming better and more effective than ever, for you – the patient – and for the provider.

How does Endodontic ultrasonic microstreaming work?

During your root canal treatment, ultrasonic streaming causes a swirling phenomenon within the root canal of the tooth due to the continuous vibration of the ultrasonic tip. The swirl creates pressure that, when directed into the small crevices of the root canal, creates high force to eliminate stubborn bacteria and infected tissue deposits.

Ultrasonic microstreaming is especially valuable when it comes to treating infected root canals. It is ideal when it comes to cleaning difficult-to-access areas, improving the likelihood that your Endodontist at WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists accesses all areas of the root canal that could be vulnerable to infection.

What are the benefits of Endodontic ultrasonic microstreaming?

In addition to providing thorough cleaning and reduction in bacteria in the most hard-to-reach areas, ultrasonic microstreaming maximizes your comfort. Ultrasonic microstreaming also provides greater precision when it comes to endodontic deep cleaning. 

Ultrasonic microstreaming removes infected tissue and stubborn bacterial biofilms while conserving dentin, the inner surface layer of the tooth so the practitioners at WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists can maintain optimal effectiveness and safety.

Hand cleaning during root canal treatment doesn’t always provide the same precision, thoroughness, and comfort as ultrasonic microstreaming. It can take up to 90 minutes per tooth to effectively remove bacterial film by hand. Ultrasonic microstreaming is much more efficient and completed faster, meaning less of your valuable time is spent in the dental chair.

To experience the most thorough and comprehensive root canal procedures available, call WisNova Institute of Dental Specialists or schedule online to benefit from ultrasonic microstreaming.