The SHORT Case Of The Day!
Teeth #5 and #31 ~ Using Different File Systems
(Edge Endo X7 vs Brasseler USA New Scout)
As an independent lecturer and product evaluator I get to "play" with a lot of new technology. I love evaluating Ni-Ti files. I treated 2 endo cases recently ~ one on tooth #5 and tooth #31. On tooth #5 I used Edge Endo X7/.04 taper files and on tooth #31 I used Brasseler USA Endosequence .04 Scout files. What difference do you see in the final shapes?
They are both heat-treated files. Both felt very similar in my hands. I ran both at 500 RPMs/2 NcmTorque. I really like the efficency in cutting, pre-bending and flexibility, and tight flute structure on the new Scout Files. In addition, you can look at the files and see an area "flattening out" before it separates which is a cool safety feature on both files. The Scout File has a smaller flute diameter than Edge Endo X7 (.73mm) making it perhaps a bit more flexible. In addition, the Scout file has a size 17 (purple) making the transition smoother form the size 20 to the size 10. Furthermore, the Scout Files have individual sterile blister packaging which is a nice feature. However, I don't like the small Tip Size ID on the Scout File. It makes it hard to see when transitioning to the next file and the red stripe signifiying tip size is a little confusing at first.
At the endo of the day, I would definitely give the new Scout File an "A" so far. It is more expensive than the Edge Endo X7. Maybe Brasseler USA can work on that. I'm waiting for more independent research to come out dealing with cyclic fatigue and torsional stress compared to Edge Endo X7 and other files then I'll give my final verdict.
Dr. Rico D. Short
Board Certified Endodontist
Apex Endodontics P.C / Atlanta