File Simplifies Glide Path Establishment in Root Canal Treatment

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Kerr EndodonticsTraverse rotary glide path file is designed to simplify the establishment of the glide path in root canal treatment. The NiTi file creates a more tapered glide path that reduces the workload of the shaping files, Kerr reports. In addition, Traverse reduces procedure time and manual labor compared to traditional hand filing, resulting in improved efficiency, according to the company. 

Traverse is engineered with a triangular cross section for better cutting efficiency and Variable Heat Treatment technology for greater flexibility and strength. It also provides a maximum flute diameter of 1 mm and a noncutting tip to reduce the risk of ledging or perforating the canal. 

Also, Traverse files are presterilized and offered in individual blister packs, with four files per pack. The Traverse system features a .25/.08 17-mm orifice opener and glide path files of .13/.06 and .18/.06 in lengths of 21, 25, and 31 mm.

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