Scouting The Root Canal

08 July 2016

Massimo Giovarruscio

As discussed on the previous article, the manual preflaring creates a glide path for safer use of hand files and NiTi rotary instrumentation. Canal scouting is the first phase of canal instrumentation, during which procedural difficulties or errors might more frequently occur.


This article has described the rationale for scouting and then pre-enlarging the coronal 2/3 of the canal before scouting and finishing the apical 1/3. Scouting and patency decisively influences the creation of a sufficient and secure Glide Path that will be described in the further article.


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