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The endo box is a storage unit for instruments used during root canal treatments.

There are many different types of endo boxes available in the market. During root canal treatment, various instruments are used following a standard protocol. Using endo boxes simplifies the usage of such instruments according to the protocol.

However, all endo boxes are not created equal. There are cheap endo boxes, as seen here in the film right now and expensive boxes. In cheap boxes, the instruments are stored unsterilized. Furthermore, one cannot accurately assess how often needles have been used, and storage logistics are therefore impossible. Since these needles are subject to extreme strain during root canal procedures, they should only be used a few times. If this principle is not adhered to, an instrument can fracture in the canal during treatment, and such a complication could result in tooth loss.

The use of unsterilized needles can lead to the transfer of diseases and can cause bone infections in the roof of the mouth years after the procedure is completed. Unsterile practices are probably the cause of the popular belief that “a dead tooth is poison for the body.” A properly treated tooth should last a lifetime.

Here is a sterile endo box. It is wrapped in paper and sterilized in an autoclave. The box is opened in front of the patient immediately before use. Furthermore, an indicator with continuous numbers is included. All the contents of the box are replaced after a few uses. Although this results in increased material usage, complications during root canal treatment can be avoided. Instruments maintained in this way will result in more expensive root canal treatments; however, fewer postprocedural costs result in long-term savings.

Endo Box