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Root Canal Files

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Updated: July 25, 2007

Root canal files are small instruments that increase in diameter and fit down into the canals of the tooth.
Root Canal Files
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After the dentist or Endodontist (root canal specialist) removes all of the decay and bacteria, he / she will use root canal files to clean out the canals (roots) of the tooth. Root canal files are small instruments that increase in diameter and fit down into the canals enabling the dentist to remove the pulp of the tooth.
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