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Endodontic File Systems with Special Emphasis on Self-adjusting Files: A Comprehensive Review

Burhan A Misgar, Virinder Goyal, Puneet Goyal, Tishya Koul, Deeksha Sharma, Tavleen Kour

Keywords : Endodontic instrumentation, Endodontic rotary system, Root canal file system, Rotary endodontics, Rotary NiTi files, Self-adjusting file system

Citation Information : Misgar BA, Goyal V, Goyal P, Koul T, Sharma D, Kour T. Endodontic File Systems with Special Emphasis on Self-adjusting Files: A Comprehensive Review. J Oper Dent Endod 2021; 6 (1):14-23.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10047-0108

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-11-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


This article represents a thorough understanding in relation to cleaning and shaping of root canal system which is of utmost importance for the success of treatment. Numerous systems and techniques are used for effective cleaning and shaping of the root canals and management and prevention of endodontic disease. This article reviews availability, ease of use, cost- and time-effectiveness, cyclic and torsional fatigue, cross-contamination, shaping ability, cleaning efficacy and removal of smear layer, ability to remain centered, and apical extrusion of various filing systems, which are used in the preparation of canal with special emphasis on self-adjusting files.

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