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 (ŏb′tə-rāt′, -tyə-)
tr.v. ob·tu·rat·ed, ob·tu·rat·ing, ob·tu·rates
To close or obstruct.

[Latin obtūrāre, obtūrāt-; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.]

ob′tu·ra′tion n.
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n. obturación, obstrucción o bloqueo de un pasaje.
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Dynamic intratubular biomineralization following root canal obturation with pozzolan-based mineral trioxide aggregate sealer cement.
Effect of smear layer on sealing ability of canal obturation: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Root canal obturation is defined as "three dimensional filling of the root canal system as close to the cemento-enamel junction as possible" (American Academy of Endodontists, 1994).
Keywords: Dental pulp cavity, Root canal therapy, Endodontics, Single visit, multiple visits, Root canal obturation, Pain.
Mineral Trioxide Aggregates (MTA) based calcium silicate cement is gaining popularity during root canal obturation due to its bioactive characteristic to form an apatite in dentinal tubules.[8] It is also believed that MTA when come in contact with soft tissue dissolve into calcium hydroxide.
Therefore, the present study examined several new endodontic technologies, including EndoActivator[R] and a new endodontic needle, in terms of performance in primary teeth root canal obturation.
Root canal obturation of the teeth that were not previously endodontically managed was performed immidiately before the surgical procedure or intraoperatively.
One of the desirable properties of the root canal obturation material is its ability to adhere to root dentine [1].
Necrotic teeth with immature roots provide significant challenges to clinicians especially with their wide open apices which do not allow successful canal obturation and thin dentine walls which are prone to fracture and compromised crown-root ratio [6].
During canal obturation, sealers are likely to contact fluid around the apex.
Wrbas, "Comparison between two thermoplastic root canal obturation techniques regarding extrusion of root canal filling--a retrospective in vivo study," Clinical Oral Investigations, vol.