Advanced Technology



HAVE YOU BEEN TOLD YOU NEED A ROOT CANAL? If you have an infected nerve in your tooth or bacterial build up that is damaging your interior tissue, your dentist may recommend a root canal procedure.

A traditional root canal involves filing inside of your tooth, which is a process that leaves bacteria behind as it can miss up to 60% of the canal walls. Many of the microscopic spaces where bacteria can hide remain untouched during a this procedure, and that can mean you'll end up requiring another root canal procedure later on.

We have introduced the GentleWave® procedure, the very latest and most innovative technology in the field of Endodontics, to replace a standard Root Canal Treatment. It presents a major advancement that helps us achieve our goal to clean out the very complex root canal system within the tooth. The root canal system in multi-rooted teeth, especially molars, consists of intricate channels for the nerves and blood vessels.

This system delivers a broad range of sound waves within the complex anatomy found with the tooth in concert with continuous irrigation. And, in a matter of minutes, results in complete cleaning and disinfecting of the entire network of canals. The incredible effectiveness of this system also allows us to conserve more tooth structure than ever before.


Root canal procedures can save infected or damaged teeth by removing the pulp and bacteria from inside the tooth. Traditionally, this process has relied on metal files that physically scrape away decay and diseased tissue from within an infected root canal. But these files cannot easily reach everywhere within the canal, leaving as much as 60% of the canal space untouched. That means that bacteria is left to multiply inside your tooth - and over time, you could find yourself right back in your endodontist's chair.

The GentleWave® System represents an innovative new way of cleaning your root canal. With breakthrough Multisonic Ultracleaning™ technology, a powerful vortex of treatment fluids, plus multiple waves of broad spectrum acoustic energy enable treatment fluids to reach every surface. Tissue, debris and bacteria are virtually eliminated, even in the microscopic tubules that traditional methods cannot reach providing unprecedented disinfection and a clean that has never been achieved before. Once you compare patented Multisonic Ultracleaning technology to traditional root canal methods, you'll see what sets GentleWave treatments apart.


Surgical Operating Microscope (SOM)

Over the years endodontics has adopted the surgical operating microscope that is used in other healthcare disciplines like ophthalmology.  This piece of technology is extremely valuable in allowing the endodontist to visualize the intricate and minute details of the canal anatomy inside the tooth.  The microscope provides three major advantages that allow for elevated quality of care:  

1.  Increased magnification allows the practitioner to see the small orifices that lead to canals, the small changes in color and translucency of the dentin that serve as a road map for the canal anatomy and other details like hairline cracks and their depth of propagation.  

2.  The microscope bathes the operating field in bright white parallax free coaxial light.  This is probably more important than the magnification itself.  This allows the endodontist to see deep into light devouring conservative access preparations and delicate canal spaces.

3.  The microscope allows the endodontist and his assistant to provide treatment in an ergonomical and comfortable manner.  Therefore your endodontist doesn't have to hunch, strain his neck or contort into abnormal positions and this allows for procedural efficiencies that not only cut down on the amount of time that your treatment may require, but because your endodontist is comfortable the quality of care that you receive is obviously enhanced.  At SoCo Endo we are microscope trained professionals and all of our treatment and diagnostics are provided to you religiously through the surgical operating microscope.  Doctor and assistant work concertedly through the microscope as a technologically armed team.


Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT), 3D X-Ray Imaging

CBCT 3D imaging has technologically advanced x-ray imaging in a manner that has rocketed diagnostic accuracy and conservative treatment.  It serves as a tremendous aid in diagnosing diseases of the pulp and the tissues surrounding the roots of your teeth that can't be seen with traditional 2D x-rays.  It is not only a diagnostic aid, but also serves as a treatment tool worth it's weight in gold giving Dr. Boss a map/GPS of your tooth before he even touches it.  Any outdoorsman knows the value of a good map and compass when venturing into the wilderness.  In more recent years GPS mapping has proven to be technologically as big a breakthrough as the compass was centuries ago.  CBCT 3D imaging is to x-rays what GPS is to maps and compasses.  Rest assured that having a 3D map of your tooth will allow Dr. Boss to expertly perform your root canal treatment while eliminating many uncertainties, making your experience more comfortable, shorter and more successful.


TDO Software

We use TDO Software as it is considered the best endodontic software available. It is used to manage all patient records and information and has comprehensive modules that make our office paperless, a great convenience for our patients and referring dentists.  The website integration allows our patients to securely access the site to complete the medical history and consent forms online before their appointment. The software allows our referring dentists to make referrals and receive their patients’ reports and imaging through a secured HIPAA compliant portal right after the patient is seen.  This technology enables us to diagnose and treat our patients more efficiently and to communicate more effectively with both the patient and referring doctor that is secured and HIPAA compliant.