Future Endodontics - what it will be like ?
adoption of engine-driven instruments. Improved materials, better machining of
canal enlarging instruments, and improvements in the dentistry tactile sense
will lead to the use of engine-driven instruments as the norm in endodontic
• Agreement that hand-filing instruments should be regarded as disposable.
• Significant increase in the use of digital imaging devices. The possibility of smaller pixilation and lower cost will drive this change.
• Agreement that enhanced magnification and illumination should be the clinical standard.
• Acceptance of new concepts such as scanning devices to detect pulp blood flow when they can be easily applied.
• Increase in the understanding of the best methods for achieving profound local anesthesia for endodontic treatment. This development will allow more dentists to render pain-free endodontic therapy and will lead more patients to perceive endodontic treatment as a desirable method for relieving pain, swelling, and infection.