access cavity


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access cavity

Etymology: L, accedere, to approach
a coronal opening to the center (pulp chamber) of a tooth, required for effective cleaning, shaping, and obturation of the pulp canals and chamber during endodontic or root canal therapy.

ac·cess cav·i·ty

(akses kavi-tē)
Removal of the pulp roof to gain direct access to the pulp chamber and all root canals
Synonym(s): access (2) .
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