Tango-Endo Instruments: FAQ Sheet


1. Why is the Tango-Endo instrument system latch-type?

2. What makes Tango-Endo instruments different than SafeSiders or Files?

3. Are Tango instruments available in 31mm?

4. How do I set the Handpiece?

5. Reciprocating Motion?

6. If it only rotates approximately 40 degrees is the entire canal getting cleaned?

7. How do I use the instruments in the canal?

8. How many times can I use the instruments?

9. Is the 40/02 and 50/02 available in 21 mm?

10. Do I force, or use continued apical pressure moving apically down the canal?

11. What do the lines on the shank (non-cutting portion) of the instrument mean?

12. I am an Endo-Express / SafeSider user and would like to use Tango-Endo instruments. Can I use my current Endo-Express Handpiece?

 
1. Why is the Tango-Endo instrument system latch-type?
For your safety. The highly efficient Tango-Endo system is safer in a latch-type handpiece. If these instruments had a hand type handle, which could be used manually, there would be a chance of engagement and over twisting the instrument in the canal. The Tango-Endo latch-type system ensure the use of the safe reciprocating handpiece.
2. What makes Tango-Endo instruments different than SafeSiders or Files?
Although Tango-Instruments have a flat along the entire length of the instrument the design is unique to Tango-Endo. It is NOT a reamer or file design.
3. Are Tango instruments available in 31mm?
No, Tango instruments don’t come in 31mm length. However, SafeSiders do!
4. How do I set the Handpiece?
Operate the handpiece between 2500 - 3000 RPM (Revolutions per minute). The handpiece operates with a 4:1 reduction. Therefore, set your motor speed at 10,000 - 12,000 RPM.
5. Reciprocating Motion?
Tango-Endo’s reciprocating handpiece rotates approximately 40 degrees. Unlike other “progressive reciprocating” systems which eventually move in a full rotation (360 degrees). Tango-Endo is truly reciprocating; virtually eliminating binding and instrument separation.

6. If it only rotates approximately 40 degrees is the entire canal getting cleaned?
Yes, it is! The tolerances with this system are so light that, each time you move the instrument up and down it is cleaning various walls of the canal. Additionally, each time you when the instrument moves, your hand is also moving. The constant change of the instrument placement, as well as hand subtle hand movement, will ensure the entire canal is being cleaned thoroughly.

7. How do I use the instruments in the canal?
Use the instruments in a pecking motion to remove debris as you move toward the apex. Due to the safety of these instrument, unlike rotary instruments, you may work the lateral walls of the canal. You can clean the canal while preserving tooth structure
8. How many times can I use the instruments?
The instrument will dull after continued use.  We recommend replacing the instrument after 3-4 uses for optimum cutting efficiency.
9. Is the 40/02 and 50/02 available in 21 mm?
No, the 40/02 and 50/02 are only available in 25mm length.
10. Do I force, or use continued apical pressure moving apically down the canal?
No, use a slight pecking motion, removing the debris as you work your way apically. This will enable the instrument to cut more efficiently and remove debris coronally, without pushing it apically.

11. What do the lines on the shank (non-cutting portion) of the instrument mean?
The grooved lines on the shank of the instrument are to aid in measurement. On the 21mm Tango-Endo insturment, the lines are placed at 18, 19 and 20mm. The 25mm Tango-Endo insturment has these measurement markings at 18, 19, 20, 22, and 24mm lengths.

12. I am an Endo-Express / SafeSider user and would like to use Tango-Endo instruments. Can I use my current Endo-Express Handpiece?
The Tango-Endo Handpiece is latch-type vs the friction grip Endo-Express Handpiece. The instruments are not interchangeable. We recommend using the Endo-Express handpiece with SafeSider insruments to create your glidepath. Once the glidepath is created, you may then switch to the Tango-Endo Handpiece and instruments.
For your safety. The highly efficient Tango-Endo system is safer in a latch-type handpiece. If these instruments had a friction grip, hand type handle, which could be used manually, there would be a chance of engagement and over twisting the instrument in the canal. The Tango-Endo latch-type system ensure the use of the safe reciprocating handpiece.