Most patients don’t ask their dentist about the tools and instruments they use to perform the various services they offer. When preparing a tooth for root canal therapy, thoroughly cleaning the pulp chamber and associated canals is the most important phase in successful root canal treatment. Patients often think it doesn’t matter how a procedure is accomplished, as long the treatment is effective. However, a root canal performed solely using traditional manual techniques can be a bit nerve-racking.
A Quicker and More Pleasant Experience
At Best Smiles, we use rotary endodontic technology in conjunction with hand instrumentation to make the experience quicker, smoother and more pleasant. Stainless steel hand files are used to initially identify the location of a canal, establish the easiest path to engage the canal, establish canal patency, follow a sharply curved canal, or when subtle tactual scene is required.
More Efficient than Manual Methods
Rotary endodontics utilizes a hi-tech electrical handpiece that can cleans, shape, enlarging canals better and more efficiently than traditional manual methods. The tips are made of nickel titanium, which are five times more flexible than stainless steel. This means that the procedure is quicker and more reliable.
With Less Risk of Complications
There is also is less risk for broken file complications. Fewer x-rays are required because the machine identifies the length of the canal. In addition, the electric handpiece is remarkably quieter and won’t be accompanied by the loud grinding that the manual tools sometimes make.
This noise can be a source of anxiety for patients; so eliminating it makes the process less stressful for patients. Although the rotary handpieces do make a whirring noise, it is barely noticeable.