Dental Instruments > Endodontic • Endodontists
Probe/Root Canal ExplorerAlso called an "endodontic explorer," a probe or root canal explorer is used to find canal openings in the pulp chamber. It is double ended, with the working end longer than a regular explorer, so it can reach canal openings.
Long-Shank Spoon ExcavatorThis tool, with its long shank, is designed to reach deep inside the tooth to the base of the pulp chamber. It comes in a range of sizes.
Locking ForcepsLocking forceps are used to safely transfer material in and out of the mouth, without dropping it.
Irrigating SyringeThis disposable syringe cleans and disinfects the canal during endodontic treatment. It is fitted with a needle with a special side-exiting delivery, which prevents the needle from binding in the canal. Both the needle and the syringe come in several different sizes.
Barbed BroachThese disposable tools, which have barbed wire protrusions on the shaft, are used to remove intact pulp. They are disposed of after use.
Root Canal FileRoot canal files come in graduating sizes, and are used to clean and contour the inner canal walls. The user starts with the smallest file needed, then gradually increases the size of the file to smooth, shape, and enlarge the canal. Root canal files come in two types: K type and Hedstrom.
Rotary InstrumentRotary instruments made of nickel and titanium are used with a handpiece and motor to clean and shape the canal.
Spiral FillerA spiral filler or paste filler is a small, rotating spiral used to place materials into the canal. It fits onto a handpiece or motor.
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