Endodontic instruments are important to the dental armamentarium owing to the fact that they are used to save badly infected teeth. Without these instruments, it would be impossible to treat and preserve a tooth in which a carious lesion has penetrated deep into the pulp.
Our comprehensive endodontic instrument range includes micro explorers, endodontic spoon excavators, micro dissecting forceps, locking pliers or tweezers, pluggers, spreaders, endodontic rulers, and rubber dam instruments.
Endodontic instruments are categorized as follows:
· Exploring Instruments(such as endodontic explorer)
Used to locate canal orifices.
· Extirpating Instruments(such as barbed broaches)
Used for gross removal of pulp tissue from pulp canal.
· Enlarging Instruments(including files and reamers)
Used for cleaning, shaping, and smoothening of the root canal.
· Filling Instruments(spreaders and pluggers)
Used to condense gutta-percha points during obturation.
· Auxiliary Instruments(such as safety devices and rubber dam)
Used for patient protection and isolation of the operating field.
Some general guidelines to keep in mind: Always use endodontic instruments in the correct sequence without skipping any size. Never try to force an instrument into the root canal. Irrigate canals continuously and keep them clear of any debris. Do not use a dull or corroded instrument. Measurement control stops must be used to avoid perforating the apex.
Clean all instruments frequently.