Definition of Root canal

1. Noun. The passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity.

Generic synonyms: Passage, Passageway
Group relationships: Pulp Cavity

Definition of Root canal

1. Noun. The hollow part of the root of a tooth containing the nerve and blood vessels. ¹

2. Noun. (dentistry) A surgical operation on a root canal, typically filling it with gutta-percha. ¹

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Medical Definition of Root canal

1. A procedure where the nerve of a heavily decayed tooth is removed from the tooth replaced with a filling material (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Root Canal

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root abscess
root amputation
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root avulsion
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root canal (current term)
root canal file
root canal filling materials
root canal irrigants
root canal of tooth
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root canal plugger
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root canal therapy
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root caries
root caries index

Literary usage of Root canal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Oral Abscesses by Kurt Hermann Thoma (1916)
"root canal treatment and root canal filling are operations which require considerable skill and patience. The technique will be described in the chapter on ..."

2. Descriptive anatomy of the human teeth by Greene Vardiman Black (1897)
"167), but the horns of the pulp are usually shorter. In this tooth there is generally but a single root canal (e, /). This is approached by an opening that ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Artificial Crown-, Bridge-, and Porcelain-work by George Evans (1920)
"When a canal has been penetrated and slightly enlarged with root-canal files or ... Moderate reaming of a root-canal, in addition to simplifying the ..."

4. Dental Materia Medica and Therapeutics: With Special Reference to the by Hermann Prinz (1917)
"Much stress has been placed in the past on the nature of the root canal filling ... As a matter of fact, the discussion of root canal treatment in current ..."

5. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1919)
"Chronic alveolar abscesses may be classified as primary and secondary: primary, those in which infection occurs through the root canal from an infected pulp ..."

6. Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry (1897)
"The time of application will vary according to the condition of the root-canal, its size, whether well opened, strength of current, and per cent. solution ..."

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