a. General. Instruments specialized for use in root canal therapy are listed in the
following paragraphs. The Medical Supply Catalog nomenclature is included in capital
letters in parentheses following the common name.
b. Root Canal Broach (BROACH, PULP CANAL). Root canal broaches (figure
4-16) are used to remove (extirpate) the pulp from the root canal. They are available in
three sizes--coarse, fine, and extra fine.
Figure 4-16. Root canal broach.
c. Root Canal Reamer (REAMER SET, PULP CANAL.) Root canal reamers
(figure 4-17) are used to enlarge the root canal. They are available in a set of 15
standard sizes, with either short or long handles, from size 10 to 100.
Figure 4-17. Root canal reamers.