New Whitepaper: Proper Glidepath Technique
Much has been written in the field of endodontics about the importance of coronal access and the establishment of a glide path from the orifice of the chamber to the full apical extent of the root canal. Although the principle of straight-line access into the pulp chamber is generally accepted, the concepts surrounding glide path and straight- line access into the root have remained misunderstood.
A glide path does not need to be fabricated within the root canal – it’s a pre-existing part of the original tooth anatomy within the root. the glide path is nothing more than the natural space occupied by the once healthy dental pulp.