root canal therapy


root canal therapy
the aspect of endodontics concerned with the treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, consisting of partial (pulpotomy) or complete (pulpectomy) extirpation of the diseased pulp, cleaning and sterilization of the empty root canal, enlarging and shaping of the canal to receive sealing material, and obturation of the canal with a nonirritating hermetic sealing agent. Called also pulp canal t.

Root canal therapy using warm vertical compaction of gutta-percha. (A), Conventional cones are selected and fitted short of the prepared canal length. (B), Heated pluggers or spreaders are used to apply heat to the master cone and remove excess coronal material; (C), Room temperature plugger is used to compact the heated gutta-percha (the process is then repeated for the coronal portion of the canal; not shown). (D), Completed obturation. s


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  • root canal therapy — root′ canal ther apy n. 1) den the branch of endodontics that treats disease of the dental pulp 2) den a treatment for such disease in which the pulp is removed and replaced by filling material …   From formal English to slang

  • root canal therapy — noun a dental procedure for the treatment of an abscess at the root of a tooth in which the pulp is removed and replaced with a root filling, leaving the shell of the tooth intact …   Australian English dictionary

  • root canal therapy — 1. endodontics. 2. a specific treatment for disease of the dental pulp involving removal of the nerve and other tissues from the pulp cavity and their replacement with filling material. * * * …   Universalium

  • root canal therapy — 1. endodontics. 2. a specific treatment for disease of the dental pulp involving removal of the nerve and other tissues from the pulp cavity and their replacement with filling material …   Useful english dictionary

  • root canal — root′ canal n. 1) den the root portion of the pulp cavity of a tooth 2) den inf root canal therapy 2) • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • Root canal — A root canal is the commonly used term for the main canals within the dentin of the tooth. These are part of the natural cavity within a tooth that consists of the dental pulp chamber, the main canals, and sometimes more intricate anatomical… …   Wikipedia

  • root canal — Dentistry. 1. Also called pulp canal. the root portion of the pulp cavity. 2. Informal. See root canal therapy (def. 2). [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • root canal sealer — in root canal therapy, a substance used for cementing silver and gutta percha cones to the tooth structure. Called also endodontic s. and root canal cement …   Medical dictionary

  • root canal filling — 1. in root canal therapy, material(s) placed inside the canal to obturate or seal it. 2. canal obturation …   Medical dictionary

  • root canal probe — in root canal therapy, a hand operated instrument consisting of a slender, flexible, smooth or edged wire, used for tracing the course of and exploring root canals. Called also pathfinder, pathfinder broach, and smooth broach …   Medical dictionary


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