What’s new for the clinician? - Excerpts from and summaries of recently published papers





Endodontic files, Mechanical canal instrumentation, acoustic microstreaming.


Endodontic files are used to remove intracanal pulpal tissues, microbial biofilm, and toxic by-products and to develop a continuously tapering canal while maintaining the canal geometry that ultimately allows for the delivery of irrigating solutions and intracanal medicaments as well as the three-dimensional filling of the root canal system. Historically, stainless steel hand files have been used to perform canal shaping. However, these files are stiff and associated with increased operator fatigue, and when used in the preparation of curved root canals, the restoring forces of the files tend to return the file back to its original shape, resulting in canal transportation.


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Emara RS, Gawdat SI, El-Far HM. Effect of XP-endo Shaper versus conventional rotary files on postoperative pain and bacterial reduction in oval canals with necrotic pulps: a randomized clinical study. International Endodontic Journal; 2021; 54: 1026-36. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/iej.13494

Liapis D, De Bruyne MA, De Moor RJ, Meire MA. Postoperative pain after ultrasonically and laser-activated irrigation during root canal treatment: a randomized clinical trial. International Endodontic Journal. 2021; 54: 1037-50. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/iej.13500




How to Cite

Yengopal, V. (2021). What’s new for the clinician? - Excerpts from and summaries of recently published papers. South African Dental Journal, 76(07), 426–430. https://doi.org/10.17159/2519-0105/2021/v76no7a6

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