When it comes to endodontic files, size matters. The smallest of all files is the k-flex file, measuring 19 mm in length and 0.19 mm in diameter at D1. This type of instrument is used for pulp removal, root canal instrumentation, preparation and obturation. In recent years, there have been significant advances in the quality, effectiveness and standardization of endodontic hand files. This has enabled dentists to perform more precise and efficient treatments.
Motor-driven instruments are also available for endodontic procedures. These instruments are designed to provide greater control and accuracy when performing root canal treatments. When selecting an endodontic file, it is important to consider the size and shape of the root canal. The size of the file should be appropriate for the size of the root canal, as a file that is too large can cause damage to the root canal walls.
It is also important to consider the type of material used for the file. Stainless steel files are more durable and can be used for a longer period of time than other types of files. Finally, it is important to consider the type of instrument used for the procedure. Hand-held instruments are typically used for smaller root canals, while motor-driven instruments are better suited for larger root canals.