LA CHAUX-DE-FONDS, Switzerland: FKG Dentaire has introduced XP-endo Rise, the latest evolution of the innovative XP-endo shaping solution. Also new is a glide path file 015/.04—XP-endo Rise Glider, based on the RACE EVO design—and a new shaper—the XP-endo Rise Shaper.
The XP-endo Rise Shaper has a redesigned tip that increases predictability and control. According to bench test data from FKG Dentaire, the instrument adapts to the canal’s natural anatomy—just like the current XP-endo Shaper—and offers superior resistance to cyclic fatigue and superior flexibility compared with other rotary files. In addition, it offers up to 98.9% debris removal, increases overall disinfection of the canal with up to 99.5% bacteria reduction and shortens treatment time.
A single shaping file that replaces up to five others
To simplify and facilitate initial treatments, FKG has introduced a new XP-endo Rise Sequence, combining XP-endo Rise Glider and XP-endo Rise Shaper in the same blister pack. This short sequence of only two files for glide path and shaping ensures predictability, a minimum 030/.04 preparation in 8/+3 strokes and a straightforward procedure. In initial treatment, it also allows multiple use in up to eight standard root canals.
For retreatment, FKG has introduced a new sequence XP-endo Rise Retreatment combining D-Race DR1, XP-endo Rise Shaper and Finisher R. This sequence simplifies retreatments, optimises removal of root filling material and reduces procedure time.
Unlike traditional solid core NiTi files that burnish gutta-percha into the canal walls as they bore through the mass of filling material, the XP-endo Rise’s serpentine shape creates a corkscrew effect, allowing the instrument to encircle gutta-percha and pull it out of the canal in large pieces. It performs gutta-percha removal up to two-times faster than conventional competitors.
Finisher R features a sickle shape which expands to reach aspects of the canal previously impossible to reach with instrumentation. After removing the bulk of the gutta-percha, Finisher R gently pulsates within the canal, dislodging stubborn gutta-percha tags. It is up to two-times more effective than passive ultrasonic irrigation in reducing the remaining root filling material.
More information can be found at www.fkg.ch.