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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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Those who have undergone root canal treatment agree.
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The patient indicated that he did not want to consider apexification therapy and root canal treatment as an option, because of the increased number of visits involved and the cost implications of root canal treatment which was not available in the Irish public dental health service.
She believes the tooth I am suffering pain with needs a root canal treatment, as the nerve is probably dying, and an inlay - a larger than normal filling.
If it doesn't settle, the only way to treat it is via root canal treatment, which simply involves removing the pulp and cleaning the roots of the tooth itself.
She said: "I've always taken great care to clean my teeth and it was only after having root canal treatment that I noticed my teeth were getting worse.
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Did you know, root canal treatment can take sometimes in excess of two hours, even in the most experienced hands?
They were pointed out while I was having my intensive root canal treatment and suggested I had them done there and then, but I declined.
Root Canal Treatment C Perhaps the most feared two words in the minds of dental patients, a root canal can be painful and unpleasant if not done correctly.