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June 2, 2012

Root Canal Preparation: Gates-Glidden + K-Files

Root Canal Preparation Protocol (Crown-Down Technique):

Mesiobuccal and Mesiolingual Canals 
- Cervical Third (Gates-Glidden burs #3 - #1)
- Middle and Apical Thirds (Stainless Steel K-Files - Apical Preparation: K-File: #30)

Distal Canal
- Cervical Third (Gates-Glidden burs #2 - #4)
- Middle and Apical Thirds (Stainless Steel K-Files - Apical Preparation: K-File: #40)

Click on the images to enlarge

3D Models of Root Canal Before Preparation (Green)
3D Models of Root Canal After Preparation (Red)
3D Models of Root Canal Before and After Preparation
Registration Process

Five Transaxial Views Of The Root
Superimposition of the Canal Before and After Preparation
Superimposition of the 3D Models of the Root Canal
Before (Green) and After (Red) Canal Preparation

Cervical Preparation With Gates-Glidden Burs
Before (Black) and After (Red) Canal Preparation

Axial Cross-Sections of a Mandibular Molar
Root Canal Preparation (Crown-Down Technique)
[Gates-Glidden Burs + Stainless Steel K-Files]