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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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CHICAGO, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- During Root Canal Awareness Week, March 22-28, the American Association of Endodontists is releasing a new video that addresses the safety of root canal treatment.
Subsequently, the root canals in group A were evacuated with Peeso reamers #1 to #4 (Dentsply Maillefer) to leave only 3 mm of gutta-percha at the apical end of the canal.
The name alone sounds soothing, particular the "no,'' which sounds like an ironclad promise to end the searing pain of a misbehaving tooth in need of a root canal.
Additionally, all the root canals were prepared to the same final apical size and both the preparation and obturation steps were conducted by the same operator.
In addition I added Arthrokehlan "A" 6X (Siphonospora polymorpha [Pleo Arth A 6X], the bacterium that grows in the bottom of root canals and helps to explode the bad bacteria) with Notakehl 5 X (Penicillium notatum [Pleo Not 5 X], the first penicillin, discovered by Sir Alexander Fleming in 1929 in Scotland.
Even before Kakehashi et al proved in their landmark 1965 germ-free rat study that bacterial contamination of the root canal system is the cause of apical periodontitis, (1) endodontists have sought the most effective means to seal the root canal space.
Fealing implies preventing the entrance in or the exit from the root canal of any microorganism products and the sealing of the endocanalicular system; furthermore it implies long lasting results in which the material sticks completely to the dentin thanks to the formed chemical bridges.
In addition, although dentists do the best they can to seal in the bacteria in the root canal, tests have shown that bacteria leak out from around the root canal filling.
Chelating gels are employed by dentists for the removal of smear layer and debris from inside the root canal.
Gann suffered a broken nasal cavity, a broken mandible bone (upper mouth), and has had three root canals to preserve his dangling teeth.
The researchers found that the Aquatine EC endodontic cleanser was extremely effective at disinfecting tooth root canals contaminated with bacteria (Enterococcus faecalis) when compared to bleach, the gold standard for endodontic disinfection.
The skilled teams at Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care work hard to take the pain out of root canals in Los Angeles.