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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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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And there is a large spectrum of medical treatment that can only be performed using a microscope, for example endodontic retreatment due to infections caused by side canals, insufficient root canal fillings or broken instrument parts.
The objective of the study was to evaluate the radiographic technical quality of root canal fillings performed by under graduate dental students at College of dentistry, Aljouf University, Saudi Arabia.
Quality of molar root canal fillings performed with the lateral compaction and the single-cone technique.
The quality of root canal fillings is generally evaluated using two-dimensional radiographs, (19) leakage models, (1, 5) and cross-sectional methods.
Termed as "SealBio", the technique uses body's own stem cells and eliminates the need for cumbersome root canal fillings.
Teeth with broken roots, serious defects, and root canal fillings, posts, and crown restorations and teeth with signs of root resorption were excluded from the study.
In time, the concept of modifying root canal preparations to facilitate the placement of root canal fillings became part of the accepted endodontic practice, but the methods employed for these procedures remained, for the most part, unrelated both to the true anatomy of root canal systems and to the physical nature of the materials with which the root canals were presumed to be filled (2).
American association of Endodontists drafted in 2009 that "For radiographic evaluation of root canal fillings, the three qualities that should be observed are: length, shape and density.