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root canal

n.
1. A pulp-filled channel in a root of a tooth.
2. A treatment in which diseased tissue from this part of the tooth is removed and the resulting cavity is filled with an inert material.

root canal

n
(Dentistry) the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerves and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity

root′ canal`


n.
1. the root portion of the pulp cavity of a tooth.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.root canal - the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavityroot canal - the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
passageway, passage - a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass; "the nasal passages"
pulp cavity - the central cavity of a tooth containing the pulp (including the root canal)
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TABLE 3: LENGTH AND DENSITY OF ROOT CANAL FILLINGS IN STRAIGHT AND CURVED CANALS
Apical quality and adaptation of Resilon, EndoREZ, and Guttaflow root canal fillings in combination with a noncompaction technique.
The coronal part of the root canal fillings (approximately 3 mm) was removed using a Gates Glidden drill (Mani Inc., Japan) to create a reservoir for the solvent.
Moreover, unsatisfactory periapical healing has been associated with poor-quality root canal fillings in many studies during the previous decade (9, 10).
Technical quality of root canal fillings done in a Nigerian general dental clinic.
A comparison of four different microleakage tests for assessment of leakage of root canal fillings. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod.
The quality of root canal fillings performed by dental students is well documented in the literature (9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) with different results in term of the acceptability of root canal fillings ranging from 13% reported by Hayes et al 2001 (9) to 84.1% reported by Kelbauskas et al 2009 (15).
The overall adequate quality of root canal fillings were 25% performed by both groups of which 96% were performed by postgraduate and only 4% by house surgeons.
pH changes in dental tissues after root canal fillings with calcium hydroxide.
Periapical tissue reactions to root canal fillings short of and beyond the apex.
All simulated root canal fillings were performed by a qualified endodontist, by whom the technique is commonly used.
The diameter and height of the root canal fillings of specimens were also studied.