Gutta Percha Points
Constant modification of our instrumentation over the years has led us to the EZ-Fill® SafeSider technique. This sequence of instrumentation allows us to fill the canal with gutta-percha easily, effectively, and quickly. The key to the fill is to make sure that the last two nickel-titanium instruments, the orange 30/.04 and the brown 25/.08, go to the apex easily with no binding. Once this is accomplished, we can fit the gutta-percha point and fill the canal.
I use the tapered gutta-percha points. The 25/.08 prepares the canal to a .08 taper. Therefore, I use a .06 tapered gutta-percha point. Each manufacturer`s point varies slightly from the others, but most of the .06 tapered points are very close to specifications. I use either a 25/.06 or a 30/.06 gutta-percha point. I select the point depending on how easy it was to instrument to the apex with the 30/.04. This instrument opens the apex to a #30.
By using hand jigs to roll our Gutta Percha, we are able to produce the most precise and resilient points possible. Hand jigs produce a point with a smooth round tip, which provides optimal apical seal.