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Stainless steel hand files to assess the root canal anatomy

The first step of each endodontic treatment is the scouting of the root canal with a stainless steel hand file which provides information on the canal diameter, its curvature and its level of mineralization. The level of mineralization of the canal lumen and the degree of curvature determine the treatment’s difficulty and thus the most suitable sequence for the clinical case. This information completes the one obtained through the preoperative x-ray so that possible obstacles and difficulties can be foreseen.

In a second step, the working length is determined, still with the same hand file in combination with an apex locator.

  • Ergonomics of the handle: good file grip
  • Radiopaque silicone stop for perfect adjustment to the working length