Rethinking how teeth are drilled...


Conservation of tooth structure while doing a root canal treatment is the key to the long term survival of the tooth in the mouth. Many a times I have seen that these access cavities that are created to locate the root canals of the tooth are so big that the tooth is undermined.

A new way of thinking is needed to preserve these teeth requiring root canal treatment and one such way is to create Truss access. Truss access simply means that cavities are created strategically using CBCT information of the tooth and magnification. These accesses are placed above the respective root canals and the instrumentation of the canals are done via these holes.