root canal


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root canal

the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerves and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity

root canal

[′rüt kə‚nal]
(anatomy)
The cavity within the root of a tooth, occupied by pulp, nerves, and vessels.
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According to Dhanya Kumar, Gutta Flow enables significantly better sealing in the apical 3 mm of the root canal as a result of a better leakage in the lateral canals and present depressions in the apical third of the tooth.
The dentists told Mrs Duffy that her root canal treatment would need to be completed and to come back in a few weeks' time.
During refinement, the root canal was irrigated with 5 mL of 1% NaOCl solution between each instrument change, followed by 5 mL 17% EDTA for 5 min, flushed with 20 mL of distilled water, and dried using absorbent paper points.
After the radiographic evaluation, the roots were sectioned longitudinally in two halves for the purpose of reassessing the efficacy of the root canal cleaning.
TF Group (n = 20): Files were used with an endomotor (VDW Silver; VDW) according to the manufacturer's instructions, and root canal preparation commenced with coronal flaring using a size.
Apical periodontitis associated with endodontically treated teeth is primarily caused by infection of the root canal system.
RDT becomes an important parameter that describes longevity of root canal treated teeth as it had been suggested that root canals with a wall thickness less than 0.
The caries tissue was drilled using a sterile high-speed corundum ball to prepare a cavity, the pulp was opened, the roof of pulp chamber was removed, the crown pulp tissue was removed to find the root canal orifice, and the dental pulp was completely removed using a sterile nerve broach.
All CBCT images were evaluated by two clinicians who recorded tooth position, patient gender, number of roots, and root canal morphology (Vertucci's classification).
Root canal is the procedure, in which tooth's pulp and nerve are removed before the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
These remnants may obstruct the dentinal tubules preventing the penetration of tubules by the sealer and thereby compromising the quality of seal provided by the root canal filling.
This compilation aims to review the new material and techniques that have become recently prominent in the deciduous teeth root canal treatment.