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canal

 [kah-nal´]
a relatively narrow tubular passage or channel.
adductor canal Hunter's canal.
Alcock's canal a tunnel formed by a splitting of the obturator fascia, which encloses the pudendal vessels and nerve.
alimentary canal see alimentary canal.
anal canal the terminal portion of the alimentary canal, from the rectum to the anus.
atrioventricular canal the common canal connecting the primordial atrium and ventricle; it sometimes persists as a congenital anomaly.
birth canal the canal through which the fetus passes in birth.
carotid canal one in the pars petrosa of the temporal bone, transmitting the internal carotid artery to the cranial cavity.
cervical canal the part of the uterine cavity lying within the cervix.
condylar canal an occasional opening in the condylar fossa for transmission of the transverse sinus; called also posterior condyloid foramen.
canal of Corti a space between the outer and inner rods of Corti.
femoral canal the cone-shaped medial part of the femoral sheath lateral to the base of Gimbernat's ligament.
haversian canal any of the anastomosing channels of the haversian system in compact bone, containing blood and lymph vessels, and nerves.
Hunter's canal a fascial tunnel in the middle third of the medial part of the thigh, containing the femoral vessels and saphenous nerve. Called also adductor canal.
hypoglossal canal an opening in the occipital bone, transmitting the hypoglossal nerve and a branch of the posterior meningeal artery; called also anterior condyloid foramen.
infraorbital canal a small canal running obliquely through the floor of the orbit, transmitting the infraorbital vessels and nerve.
inguinal canal the oblique passage in the lower anterior abdominal wall on either side, through which passes the round ligament of the uterus in the female, and the spermatic cord in the male.
medullary canal
optic canal a passage for the optic nerve and ophthalmic artery at the apex of the orbit; called also optic foramen.
pulp canal root canal.
root canal that part of the pulp cavity extending from the pulp chamber to the apical foramen. Called also pulp canal.
sacral canal the continuation of the spinal canal through the sacrum.
Schlemm's canal venous sinus of sclera.
semicircular c's see semicircular canals.
spinal canal (vertebral canal) the canal formed by the series of vertebral foramina together, enclosing the spinal cord and meninges.
Volkmann's c's canals communicating with the haversian canals, for passage of blood vessels through bone.

root canal

n.
1. A pulp-filled channel in a root of a tooth.
2. A treatment in which diseased tissue from this part of the tooth is removed and the resulting cavity is filled with an inert material.

root canal

Dentistry A popular term for the complete removal of a tooth's pulp from the root canal and filling it with an inert material; RCs are performed when the decay is too deep for amalgam to provide adequate permanent therapy

root canal

The pulp cavity in the root of a tooth.

Root canal

The space within a tooth that runs from the pulp chamber to the tip of the root.
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Patient discussion about root canal

Q. How much does a root canal hurt? I have to get a root canal for my bottom tooth. I was wondering how much they hurt. And do you have any suggestions that help distract from the pain? Thanks.

A. i did one about two years ago- even the injection wasn't too bad! didn't feel a thing. but after the anesthesia worn off it hurt. but then the dentist told me to take Advil or any other NSAID and it helped.

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The various contributors involved in the value chain of Root Canal Irrigant include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, and customers.
Present study highlights the importance of having detailed knowledge of canine root canal lengths.
Root canal file is used in endodontic treatment to prepare and shape the root canals.
The manufacturer instructions were followed in cleaning and shaping of the root canal system up to F3 file combined with 1 ml of 2.5% sodium hypochlorite (Cerkamed, Stalowa Wola, Poland) irrigation with 30 gauge side-vented needle (Henry Schein, NY, USA) between each step.
In the buccolingual direction, transportation occurred in the lingual aspect of the root in most of the instrumented root canals, showing statistically significant differences between groups PFCP and PP at the coronal third of the root canal (p < 0.05; Table 3).
With regards to root canal configuration, all previous studies report that the most common feature in mandibular first premolars is one root canal (Vertucci's Type I).
He stressed that patients who often complain about tooth ache, which can be caused by a cavity, can usually have a much less invasive and cheaper option done than the root canal treatment.
The elimination of microorganisms from the root canal system and its three-dimensional (3D) tubular network has been acknowledged as a necessary requirement of endodontic treatment.