New trends in root canal treatment

Article

08. 03. 2013

Effective tooth root canal cleaning is required when the tooth must be rid of the nerve fiber. This procedure is relatively demanding for patients, as well as for doctors. Thanks to a new instrument, the Reciproc NiTi, which we now use in CMC, this treatment has become safer, quicker and more comfortable. What are the advantages of this instrument for patients?

Root canal treatment is a demanding procedure, during which the doctor saves a dead tooth or treats inflammation near the root. Under local anesthesia it is necessary to remove the old unsatisfactory filling and caries, drill down to the root canal, enlarge the opening, remove the nerve and, using root drills, clean and enlarge the canals so that they can be filled with root filling.

Previously, this procedure would last about an hour and, in spite of careful treatment, the instruments would sometimes break in the root canal or the root would be perforated. Thanks to the new instrument, Reciproc NiTi, which is now available to dentists in CMC, the root canal treatment procedure has now changed radically. The treatment is simpler and will only take half as much time as before.

"It is a next generation system - it allows much safer, but also more accurate and quicker, treatment," says the head of the dentistry department at CMC, MUDr. Petr Chalupa."Until now a dentist had to use up to seven different instruments to open and clean a single canal. The instruments were also more prone to overload and could break during the procedure, which could ultimately lead to loss of the tooth. Another frequent problem was clogging of the root canal with drilled material. Unlike the methods used previously, Reciproc will clean the root canal with just one tool and enlarge it to the desired shape much more easily. Also curved, narrow or otherwise difficult-to-access canals can be treated with relative ease. This nickel-titanium instrument is also much more durable and, thanks to new instrument movement technology, the canal does not become clogged with the drilled material. The tool is disposable and so is not sterilized after the procedure, which guarantees its durability. The client can be certain that the doctor is using a completely new instrument that has not been worn out by use," explains MUDr. Petr Chalupa, regarding the advantages of the new technology used by Canadian Medical Care to treat their patients.

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