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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]
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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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Objective: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy and reliability of periapical radiographs obtained with two different projections in determining the cleanliness of root canals in endodontic retreatment using the sectioned roots as a gold standard.
2,3,4) However, reports have claimed that none of these retreatment techniques provide complete removal of previous filling material from the root canals, and there is no consensus with respect to their efficacy.
In fact, one study showed the DNA of pathogens typical for root canals and for periodontal infection were present in the blood clots of patients with acute myocardial infarction
Root canals have been controversial for health since the book The Price of Root Canais by Weston Price, DDS, was published in 1923.
The root canals are then enlarged and shaped with fine-tipped drills.
Bond strengths of three types of fibre-reinforced post systems in various regions of root canals.
faecalis in the saliva and root canals of teeth associated with apical periodontitis due to endodontic treatment failure in the same patient.
Objective: To compare the remaining dentine thickness of root canals prepared with K-3 and ProTaper files.
Reportedly, maxillary premolars are the most complex teeth for performing endodontic treatment,[1] with root canals varying based on race, genetic predisposition, diet, region, gender,[2] and perhaps age.