Creating Endodontic Glidepath -A Review

Rajesh Kubde, Ajay Saxena, Manoj Chandak, Rohan Bhede, Pravin Sundarkar


Endodontic success depends primarily on good opturation. Opturation is a complex procedure which depends on many important steps. Overlooking any step may lead to failure of endodontic treatment. Glidepath is one of the most important step during biomechanical preparation, which determines the canal patency till the apex & successful subsequent opturation. This article reviews some of the parameters regarding this very important step.



Endodontics; Glide path; Obturation; Reciprocating Hand piece


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