If your tooth is severely damaged or infected you will be told that you need root canal therapy to save the tooth. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp, cleaning and sealing the pulp chamber and protecting the tooth with the placement of a dental crown. While root canals have been performed for many years, the way they are carried out has changed significantly. In fact, the most recent development in root canal therapy is using rotary endodontics. Not all dental practices have adopted this method, but it can provide advantages to both patient and dentist during a root canal.
Rotary endodontics is a technology that helps make the root canal experience both comfortable and efficient for dental patients. Electrically-powered instruments are used to perform the root canal treatment instead of traditional manual files made of stainless-steel. The rotary endodontic electric hand tool has nickel titanium tip, which makes it up to five times more flexible than the original steel tools. This is a unique advantage because it allows the instrument to be inserted deeply into the curved root canal without damaging the tooth pathway. This makes a root canal using rotary endodontics smoother, faster and more reliable.
Advantages Of Rotary Endodontics
- Patients feel much more comfortable during the treatment;
- More reliable;
- No unpleasant noises;
- The flexibility of instruments allows a better negotiation of curved canals
- Higher quality treatments.
- Faster treatment