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root canal

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Definition of root canal in English:

noun

1The pulp-filled cavity in the root of a tooth.
Example sentences
  • Afterwards, the tooth is sealed by placing a rubbery filling into the root canal.
  • Seven hundred years ago this man would have been suffering from terrible toothache: the pulp cavity was exposed and the infection had passed down the root canal to form an abscess in the jaw.
  • Restorative dentistry also includes endodontics (treating the pulps or root canals of teeth) and prosthodontics.
1.1North American A procedure to replace infected pulp in a root canal with an inert material.
Example sentences
  • Of course, the security of paying a set premium every month rather than $1, 000 for a root canal right before Christmas is worth something.
  • Anyway, when I went to the dentist, he told me I needed a total root canal.
  • Done poorly, it is more painful than a root canal without novocaine.

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