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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
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root canal

[′rüt kə‚nal]
(anatomy)
The cavity within the root of a tooth, occupied by pulp, nerves, and vessels.
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There are some data regarding incidences of inhalation and ingestion of endodontic instruments during root canal treatment.
A size 15 K-file (Dentsply Maillefer, Ballaigues, Switzerland) was passively inserted along the working length of the root canals. The ProDesign Logic 25/.05 instrument was operated in rotating motion powered by a torque-limited electric motor (Easy Equipamentos Odontologicos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil) at 950 rpm and 4 N/cm torque in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Based on this variability and on the frequencies of root canals not corresponding to Type I, it is clearly important to understand the ethnic origin of the patient.
The objective of this study was to compare the quality of root canal obturation by intraoral periapical radiographs in single rooted teeth prepared by manual technique versus rotary method.
Absorbent paper points were used to dry the root canals. By using the cold lateral compaction technique, root canals were obturated with AH Plus root canal sealer (Dentsply DeTrey GmbH, Konstanz, Germany) and gutta-percha (DiaDent Group International, Chungcheongbuk-do, Korea).
Dental experts say root canal is the last treatment to be considered and 9 out of 10 patients do not need a root filling.
Group 7 (Positive control): The root canals were irrigated with 2 mL of 0.9% SF solution.
Orstavik, "A laboratory assessment of coronal bacterial leakage in root canals filled with new and conventional sealers," International Endodontic Journal, vol.
The final results of the instrumentation of curved root canals may be influenced considerably by the flexibility and diameter of the endodontic instruments.