root canal filling


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root canal filling

a material placed in the pulp canal of a tooth to seal the space previously occupied by the dental pulp. See also canal obturation.
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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.
The dentist replaces the temporary filling and antibiotic packing with a permanent root canal filling.
The 2nd edition of this guide provides the practitioner with information about the incorporation of new technology into their practice, such as new diagnostic instruments including cone beam and digital imaging, electronic apex locators, rotary instrumentation, disinfection and root canal filling in a concise format.