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Removing Separated Files

Remove broken instruments with Ultrasonics, safely and predictably.

A separated file will immediately change the level of complexity and involvement of an endodontic case by altering the outcome of cleaning, shaping, and filling of the canal. The use of magnification and ultrasonic instrumentation is an excellent alternative to removing a broken instrument as compared to other methods such as a Masserann technique and kit. The procedure starts with a circumferential reduction of the dentin wall using a diamond coated ultrasonic insert (E4D or E18D). Subsequently, a plain insert (E5 or E18) must be placed in contact with the separated file and then activated. The vibration will loosen and dislocate the file.


E18 – Isthmus

The Isthmus tip is used for selective dentin removal in ishtmus or low access areas, and it is an excellent choice for retreatments, clearing root canal and removing Gutta-Percha.

  Ideal 20% Max 30%


E18D – Isthmus Diamond

The Isthmus D tip is specially developed to treat ishtmus or low access areas in which end and side cutting action is necessary. 

  Ideal 20% Max 30%


E4D – Long Diamond

The E4D provides safe and effective side cutting or pulpal floor dentin removal. Essential in enlarging access and troughing groove walls.

  Ideal 20% Max 40%


E5 – Conical Long

The E5 is used for very fine troughing around canal obstructions such as Thermafil carriers, silver points, separated instruments, posts, and to remove cement layers.

  Ideal 20% Max 40%

<img src=" Illustration-Separated-File-Removal-1.png" alt=" Ultrasonic tip reduces dentin around the separated file."

1. Reduce the dentin wall around the separated file.

<img src= "Illustration-Separated-File-Removal-2.png" alt="Second step in removing separated files is to vibrate the separated file until it moves.">

2. Vibrate the separated file until it moves.

<img src="Removing separated files by repeating previous 2 steps until the file is remove."

3. Repeat step 2 until the separate file is removed.

Dr. Ricardo Quote

“Since I started to use Helse ultrasonic tips, it was clear to me that I was dealing with innovative and excellent products for Endodontics. Cost wise they are a great deal, and the clinical results are outstanding.”

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Affonso Bernardes, MSc, PhD

Starter Packs to get you going.

Starter Packs to get you going.

We’ve assembled three separate starter packs packaged with a procedure field guide to get you started supercharging ultrasonics in your practice. These endodontic starter kits are available now, while Surgery and Periodontic starter packs will be coming later in 2017.

Endo Starter Pack

The Endo Starter Pack includes 6 Ultrasonics Tips to get you started with Pulp Chamber, Middle Third and Activation procedures.

Endo Master Pack

The Endo Master Pack includes 12 Ultrasonics Tips for Pulp Chamber, Middle Third, Activation, Post Removal and Retreatment procedures.

Endo Guru Pack

The Endo Guru Pack includes 18 Ultrasonics Tips for maximum flexibility with Pulp Chamber, Middle Third, Activation,Post Removal, Apical Surgery and Retreatment procedures.


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