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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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There is a lot of misinformation online about the safety of root canal treatment and sensational headlines tend to attract attention," explains AAE President Dr.
Britons are entitled to "clinically necessary treatment" on the NHS including root canal work, dentures, crowns and bridges.
A digital X-ray and a quick analysis later, I was opening my mouth to the bite of a needle in preparation for Part I of a root canal.
Pulp therapy in children is often referred to as nerve treatment, children's root canal or pulpectomy.
He went for a root canal treatment in the first week of August.
MTA Fillapex (Angelus, Londrina PR, Brazil) is a new paste-paste MTA-based root canal sealer with a high sealing capacity and it is the only root canal sealer that promotes cementum regeneration, according to the manufacturers.
In the vast majority of cases root canal treatment could save these teeth.
The Germans and authors such as George Meinig, DDS, who wrote Root Canal Cover-Up, and Weston Price, DDS, MS, FACD, in his book The Price of Root Canals, believe that all root canals can cause problems and chronic illness.
A majority of dentists surveyed felt that the biggest dental "myth" that needs to be debunked is the level of pain experienced with a root canal.
Even before Kakehashi et al proved in their landmark 1965 germ-free rat study that bacterial contamination of the root canal system is the cause of apical periodontitis, (1) endodontists have sought the most effective means to seal the root canal space.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists say they have made an epoch-making advancement towards the next big treatment revolution in dentistry - the era in which root canal therapy brings diseased teeth back to life, rather than leaving a "non-vital" or dead tooth in the mouth.