Advantages of Reciprocation and the RECIPROC® System
Centring ability - In reciprocation, the instrument stays better centered in the root canal. Large instruments with a large core can safely and efficiently negotiate even narrow and strongly curved canals.
Single file preparation - A root canal can be completely prepared to a greater taper with only one reciprocating instrument.
Simplicity - RECIPROC® is very simple to use.
Less work steps - Chair-side preparation is reduced to a minimum, as the RECIPROC® instrument comes pre-sterilised. There is no need to change instruments in the contra-angle during preparation.
Time-saving - Designed for convenience, RECIPROC® instruments are used on only one patient and then simply discarded, eliminating two work steps -cleaning and sterilising.
Less risk of contamination - The risk of cross contamination to patients is eliminated and the risk of contamination to both office personnel and dentist is considerably reduced.
Easy to learn / Less likelihood of procedural errors - Root canal preparation with RECIPROC® is easy to learn and tests with RECIPROC® showed less likelihood of procedural errors compared to rotary NiTi.
The risk of instrument fracture is minimised - The angles of reciprocation are specific to the design of the RECIPROC® instrument. They are smaller than the angle settings where the elastic limit of the instrument would be met, thus minimising the risk of instrument fractures.