Advanced Technology

 By using the best techniques available, in digital imaging, 3D scans, surgical microscopes, and the cutting edge GentleWave procedure, our office is able to provide superior treatment to our patients!

Digital Imaging

Dr. Guilford carefully chooses when radiographs are necessary and are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see things we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.

Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Upstate Endodontics utilizes Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 90 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. 

Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to your general dentist or insurance companies.

Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you. 


Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art, small volume cone-beam CT (computed tomography) technology that provides highly accurate, 3-D radiographic images for the diagnosis, planning and treatment of endodontic disease. This allows three-dimensional visualization of teeth, bone, sinuses and surrounding structures with minimal radiation to the patient, enabling a level of anatomical accuracy and patient care not possible with 2-D technologies (regular dental x-rays). With the addition of cone-beam CT technology to our office, our practice is committed to providing innovative, high-quality, patient care.

Surgical Microscopes 

The introduction of the surgical microscope has revolutionized the field of Endodontic Microsurgery. We have invested in the very best quality surgical microscopes, that provide unparalleled magnification and illumination for our surgical procedures.  Our success depends on us being able to see the minutest of details – you cannot treat what you cannot see.

GentleWave® Procedure

A Better Root Canal

Many people wince at the thought of having root canal therapy. But now, we are excited to share with you a new option for root canal treatment. With GentleWave® Procedure’s patented technology, we can now give our patients a root canal procedure that is quicker, more reliable and more comfortable than ever before.

Less Chance of Reinfection

Because the root systems of teeth are so complex, it can be difficult to reach all areas with a traditional root canal, which utilizes a series of files to remove bacteria and diseased material. By contrast, the GentleWave®  Procedure uses multisonic energy and specialized fluids to reach every corner and crevice of the tooth for a more complete cleaning and less chance of reinfection.

How does the GentleWave®  Procedure work?

The GentleWave®  Procedure combines acoustic energy and optimized fluids to reach every part of the root system, including the interior porous surfaces, which can’t be thoroughly cleaned with endodontic files. With traditional root canal treatment, biofilm often remains, and can lead to a reinfection of the roots within weeks. However, with the GentleWave® Procedure, all of the biofilm is removed in a single session so there is little risk of a second infection.

Benefits of GentleWave®  Procedure

  • Comfortable: Because it is less invasive than files, it is also much more comfortable.
  • One-Treatment Procedure: The process is so effective; it is usually done in just one visit. (Traditional root canal therapy often requires two visits.)
  • Healthier Teeth: The process leaves more of your healthy tooth in tact.
  • A Cleaner Clean: The combination of fluids and ultrasonic waves ensures a deeper cleaning in areas where bacteria can hide from endodontic files.

The GentleWave System enables superior, predictable cleaning and disinfection of the root canal system with a streamlined workflow for practices and minimized postoperative pain1 for patients.

If you are facing root canal treatment and are looking for an easier, more effective way, give us a call at 864-699-9931 San Anselmo Office Phone Number864-6996. With the GentleWave® Procedure, a better root canal is just one appointment away!

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