File Separation is No Longer an Issue!
File separation becomes a very rare occasion, and handling of such cases is an easy task - due to the SAF’s lattice structure and vibrational operation.
A global clinical survey of SAF tip separation:
- Tip separation occurred in only 15 / 2517 cases (0.6%).
- 12 / 15 were easily removed within 3 minutes using Hedström files.
Adapted from Solomonov et al, J Conserv Dent 2015;18:200-4
Avoidance of NaOCl Accidents and Post-operative Pain
- The pressureless simultaneous irrigation permits a free backflow towards the coronal access cavity.
- Avoidance of NaOCl accidents, extrusion of debris and post-operative pain.
Adapted from Jain et al, ENDO (Lond Engl) 2016;10:153-160
Avoidance of Dentinal Micro-Cracks
Rotary and reciprocating instruments, due to their solid central core and cutting blades, have a high probability of causing micro-cracks that may lead to vertical root fractures. The SAF, due to its unique mode of operation, is the only motorized instrument shown not to cause any micro-cracks.
Adapted from Yoldas et al, J Endod 2012;38:232–235