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tubule

any small tubular structure, esp one in an animal, as in the kidney, testis, etc.

tubule

[′tü‚byül]
(anatomy)
A slender, elongated microscopic tube in an anatomical structure.
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The influence of the smear layer on dentinal tubule penetration depth by three different root canal sealers: an in vitro study.
It has been reported that yeasts like Candida albicans (CA) have the ability to grow as mono-infections and invade dentinal tubules through pseudo-mycelia.
5 urn thick that accumulates on the surface of dentinal tubules and inside them and is composed of bacteria, toxins, hydroxyapatite crystals, saliva, and blood, making root canal irrigation necessary.
40,41) Use of a standard fluoridated dentifrice can cause abrasive particles to be deposited at dentinal tubule openings and encourage their closure.
But the dentin surface appeared smooth, not eroded and dentinal tubule orifices were regular and separated (Figure 3).
According to the evolution of the pathological process, they are not restricted to the canal lumen, but can reach deeper portions inside the dentinal tubules, root canal system, external root surface (cementum resorption), or even the periapical lesion when present.
Brannstrom's hydrodynamic theory is the most accepted explanation for tooth sensitivity and posits that it is caused by fluid movement inside the dentinal tubules.
Cesar Augusto Galvao, Daniel Chi Ngai, Marcelo: Effects Of Desensitizing Agents On Dentinal Tubule Occlusion: J Appl Oral Sci 2004; 12(2):144-148.
The dentinal tubule area exhibited significant differences among the groups.
Comparison of the number and diameter of dentinal tubules in human and bovine dentine by scanning electron microscopic investigation.
Effect of dentinal tubule orientation on the removal of smear layer by root canal irrigants.
It eliminates the smear layer and unlocks the dentinal tubule orifices.