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Dentists and researchers have long known that retaining the natural dentition is an undeniable part of long-term oral health. However, clinicians equally recognize that a significant amount of dentin is inevitably lost in the process of removing infected pulp and debriding canal walls.
Today, these goals are brought closer to one another with the introduction of a revolutionary advancement in root canal therapy from DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties. TRUShape 3D Conforming Files are said to allow clinicians to preserve more tooth structure – often removing up to 36 percent less dentin compared to conventional instrumentation techniques – while removing the pulp and debris along the root canal.
“Retaining the natural dentition is the ultimate goal of any dentist, because the profession recognizes that there is no substitute for the real thing” said Mike Phillips, senior brand manager for DENTSPLY Tulsa. “TRUShape 3D Conforming Files are designed to preserve more dentin while contacting up to 75 percent of the canal and improving the disruption of polymicrobial biofilms within canals, resulting in bacteria reduction when compared to conventional ISO rotary file systems.”
TRUShape files reportedly have a proprietary design in that they resemble an “S,” which gives the file a unique ability to flex within the canal rotation allowing it to conform to anatomy to reduce the amount of tooth structure removed versus conventional ISO rotary. The file’s design is said to enable it to create a predictable apical shape, while producing 32 percent less apical transportation than conventional ISO-prepared canals.
TRUShape 3D Conforming Files are sold four per pack and available in tip sizes 20, 25, 30 and 40 and lengths of 21, 25 and 31 mm.
The TRUShape 3D Conforming File is a very technique-specific instrumentation sequence that is designed to be used in conjunction with TRUShape Orifice Modifiers to create an ideal receptacle for the introduction of the conforming file. The orifice modifiers feature an active cutting cross section, a fluted length of 7 mm, maximum fluted diameter of .75 mm and NiTi for strength and flexibility.
For more information on TRUShape 3D Conforming Files and Orifice Modifiers, visit tulsadentalspecialties.com or call 800-662-1202.