Root canal is the most popular dental treatment that saves millions of teeth every year. However, it’s also one of the most dreaded medical procedures. At least, it used to be this way, but the situation changed with the introduction of rotary endodontic technology. This treatment is smoother, faster, and more efficient. Most importantly, it’s much more comfortable for the patient.
Here are the reasons why rotary endodontic isn’t something you should be scared of:
- The nickel-titanium tools clean out the root canals better.
Old files used for root canal were made of stainless steel. It’s a superb material from the sterility point of view, but it’s not flexible. Rotatory endodontic instruments with a nickel-titanium tip are 5 times more flexible. Combined with their unique movement pattern, they can curve along the lines of the root canal, cleaning it out efficiently without damaging the passageway itself. As a result, the whole procedure becomes much less painful and stressful for the patient.
In addition, when handled by an experienced dentist, these instruments clean out the canal perfectly. Therefore, there is no risk of redoing the procedure due to infection caused by a missed part of tissue.
- This treatment has a smaller chance of complications.
As the procedure is as minimally intrusive as possible, the tooth itself as well as the tissues suffer very little damage. This makes the treatment safer in a great number of ways and speeds up the recovery.
- Rotary endodontic root canal treatment is much faster and quieter.
The patient’s stress is reduced by the fact that the procedure is relatively simple and fast. Electronic instruments produce much less noise, which also helps you relax during the treatment.
Nickel-titanium rotary files come in a variety of shapes. Therefore, your dentist can find the perfect tool to use in any situation. A preliminary assessment is conducted to determine the best course of treatment for every patient.
To reduce the risk of accidents, all rotary files available today have noncutting tips. Two most common types of rotaries are:
- Radial land
Both show equally good results when used by a qualified professional in accordance with their specific guidelines.
One of the biggest advantages of using these instruments for a root canal procedure is a reduced risk of accidents and negative side effects of the treatment. Depending on the unique situation, the dentist may use a variety of other instruments to complement rotary files when cleaning out the canal. This way, it’s possible to ensure the best results in any situation.