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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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Bracken has completed thousands of root canals and crowns in her office in a single visit.
Endodontists have at least two years of additional training beyond dental school and are highly skilled specialists in performing root canals and diagnosing and treating tooth pain.
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Thus, I was the last person to choose willingly to travel along not one but two highways to reach the endodontist recommended by my good friend, she of the many root canals.
Scientists in Japan announced early this month they are close to developing an effective treatment using stem cells to restore teeth with cavities and do away orever the need for patients receiving root canals, fillings and even caps.
Finally, root canals were flushed with distilled water and dried with paper points before obturation.
The root canals are enlarged and shaped with fine-tipped drills.
The other upper, central incisor had also been root canalled along with two previous root canals.
The 50 root canals were randomly divided into 2 experimental groups (n=20) and 2 control groups (n=5).
As it was, Cora had six of those dead teeth with filled root canals.
Several test methods have been described to evaluate the sealing quality of obturated root canals.