inert filling

inert filling

A prepared non-explosive filling of the same weight as the explosive filling.
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The ultimate goal of root canal treatment is a thorough cleaning and shaping of all pulp spaces and the complete obturation of these spaces with an inert filling material.
Calgary researcher Murray Vimy reported that mercury from the fillings traveled throughout the sheeps' bodies, and in pregnant sheep into the fetuses; moreover, he said, within two months all the sheep experienced a loss of kidney function 16% to 80%), whereas animals that had been given chemically inert fillings showed no change in kidney function.