Root canal therapy is the most difficult and unpredictable procedure in dentistry. Limited visual control is the problem for even experienced endodontist. The task of a specialist providing root canal therapy is to treat instrumentally and seal all the tooth root canals thoroughly. To fulfill the tasks of modern root canal therapy there are a lot of new gadgets and devices:
- apex locator, a device used to determine the length of the root canal space;
- ultrasound, designed especially for root canals;
- microscope to get a visual image of the insides of root canals;
- hot gutta percha systems to perform high-quality blocking (filling) of root canals.
The most promising in the further treatment is the last point of the list given above. Hot gutta percha systems make it possible to deliver the material on the carrier or directly to the root canal. During this procedure gutta percha is heated in a special way to a certain temperature and seals the root canal preventing the infection from getting into it. Hot gutta percha allows the doctor to control the process of root canal filling and guarantee positive results of root canal therapy. Root canal blocking with hot gutta percha is a new standard in root canal treatment.