Indian Journal of Dental Research

: 2008  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 267--271

Curved canals: Ancestral files revisited

Nidhi Jain1, Suneja Tushar2 
1 Senior Resident, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Formerly Junior Resident, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Nidhi Jain
Senior Resident, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi

The aim of this article is to provide an insight into different techniques of cleaning and shaping of curved root canals with hand instruments. Although a plethora of root canal instruments like ProFile, ProTaper, LightSpeed etc dominate the current scenario, the inexpensive conventional root canal hand files such as K-files and flexible files can be used to get optimum results when handled meticulously. Special emphasis has been put on the modifications in biomechanical canal preparation in a variety of curved canal cases. This article compiles a series of clinical cases of root canals with curvatures in the middle and apical third and with S-shaped curvatures that were successfully completed by employing only conventional root canal hand instruments.

How to cite this article:
Jain N, Tushar S. Curved canals: Ancestral files revisited.Indian J Dent Res 2008;19:267-271

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Jain N, Tushar S. Curved canals: Ancestral files revisited. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2008 [cited 2018 Jun 20 ];19:267-271
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