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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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A WOMAN'S face "swelled up like a balloon" after a straightforward root canal procedure went wrong.
After filling material removal, two specimens of each group were analysed by SEM and [micro]CT to verify the presence of filling remnants on root canal walls.
More recently, dental-operating microscopes have been introduced as a tool in endodontic therapy with the potential to improve the inspection of root canal anatomy and potential remnants of root-filling materials (4-6).
When a root canal is performed and there is still pain, another root canal may be performed.
George Meinig, DDS, dentist to the stars in Hollywood, also wrote about the damaging effects of root-canalled teeth in his book Root Canal Cover Up.
In the long term, root canal treatments can function well and a treated tooth can last as long as other teeth.
These days there are misconceptions surrounding root canal treatment to the extent that most of people are ready to withstand excruciating pain so they do not visit the doctor.
Saliva and root canal samples were collected from each patient, inoculated on MacKonkey agar plate and incubated at 35-370C for 48 hrs.
This treatment is popularly known as Root Canal Therapy (RCT) often required when the tooth's pulp gets infected.
The primary objective of the root canal treatment is the removal of the debris, micro-organisms as well as smoothening of the canal irregularities in order to facilitate subsequent filling of the canal space with a biocompatible material.