root canal therapy

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root′ canal` ther`apy

1. the branch of endodontics that treats disease of the dental pulp.
2. a treatment for such disease in which the pulp is removed and replaced by filling material.
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The successful outcome of an endodontic therapy depends on certain factors in which the most important is root canal preparation.1 One of the most common causes of root canal failure is inadequate debridement of root canal space, leaving pulp tissue remnants, microorganisms or their byproducts in the canal space.
Its services include dental implants; cosmetic dentistry, such as teeth whitening; orthodontics with Fastbraces[R]; endodontic therapy; and wisdom teeth extraction.
The space present in the pulp chamber by endodontic therapy with minimal tooth preparation provides predictable outcomes.
Choosing an appropriate root canal irrigation solutions during endodontic therapy is crucial to disinfection of root canals and an increase in the permeability of dentinal tubules, permitting a proper adaptation of filling materials to canal walls (6, 7).
Endodontic therapy plays a key role in maintaining the integrity of the natural dentition which is essential for full function and natural esthetics.
This would have necessitated, in some areas, elective endodontic therapy and the use of intra-radicular posts to retain a core, prior to crown placement.
An evaluation of mechanical instrumentation and the negative culture in endodontic therapy. J Am Dent Assoc 1958;57:471-6
.This is primarily because the outcome of an endodontic therapy is influenced by many factors that are not visible to the naked eye - e.g.
Because of this deficiency in the penetration depth of the disinfecting solutions, microorganisms survive and are a cause of failed endodontic therapy (11).