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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.
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root canal

n
(Dentistry) the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerves and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity
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root′ canal`


n.
1. the root portion of the pulp cavity of a tooth.
[1890–95]
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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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The outcome of root canal treatment becomes predictable only if all the root canals are identified, adequately cleaned and filled-in 3D.
Root canal file is used in endodontic treatment to prepare and shape the root canals.
The literature has reported the prevalence of mandibular incisors with flat oval-shaped root canals. (1,2,3,4,5) The presence of these anatomical features has been associated with complications during instrumentation with hand and engine-driven instruments, hindering the cleanliness of the root canal system.
The number of roots and root canals were determined in each tooth by moving the cursor to the Zaxis.
In vitro comparison of gutta-percha-filled area percentages in root canals instrumented and obturated with different techniques.
"I've seen people who had low risk and still had root canals. This is a sign of possible over-treatment."
The aim of this study was to evaluate the antimicrobial activity of the KTP laser at various output powers ranging from 1W to 4W in experimentally contaminated root canals.
The C-Factor is found to be extremely high in long and narrow root canals. In these situations, there is insufficient unbonded surface area to provide relief from the stresses created by polymerization shrinkage resulting in the high risk of a pull-off or debonding at the interfaces [22].
Curved root canals pose great difficulty in cleaning, shaping, and obturation of the root canal system with an exponential rise in difficulty with an increase in curvature.