Dr Pizem Advanced Endodontics Clinic
July 10, 2008 By Dr Pierre Pizem 2 Comments
Case Study Number 297716
juan c mesia says
February 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm
Hi, I just want to tell you that I am very impressed with your work. I am a GP here in FL but I love endo.
I would like to know what kind of files do you generaly use for curved canals and in what secuence you use them.
Dr Pierre Pizem says
February 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm
I am glad to meet somebody else who’s sharing a keen interest in endodontics. Lets get straight to the point. To answer your first question, I like to use ISO K files and the Pro Taper sequence from Maillefer. Doc Buchanan’s GTX files look also very good, To answer your second question: Your ISO K files sequence may vary a little upon canal initial diameter. When it comes to the Pro Taper I follow the recommended sequence: shaping first (S1, S2) than finishing (F1, F2…). General rules of thumb: 1)Enlarge your coronal third in order for your first instrument to reach the apex. 2) Check your patency 3)Do not try to bring your Pro Taper S1 to the apex before your ISO k file number 10 or 15 fits into it. 3) Never accept a snug fit to the apex with #10 or #15 prior to using an S1.
Hope this could help
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