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Minimally invasive root canal shaping—A new protocol

By Dr Bogdan Moldoveanu, Romania
January 23, 2019

Minimally invasive—the most well-known oxymoron in dentistry—is probably nowadays considered the new standard of care in almost every field of dental medicine, but more so in endodontics. Despite improved oral and dental health, the demand for endodontic treatment and restorations remains high among individuals with relatively complete dentition and dental awareness. The need for adequate endodontic treatment is most likely one of the driving forces behind all the improvements that have reached practitioners in recent years. The use of nickel-titanium (NiTi) rotary files in root canal preparation is one of those improvements and has provided a reduction in the frequency of procedural errors and the time required for chemomechanical preparation in relation to manual files.

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