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Glossary Definition of Dental Term - Root Canal

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Updated: June 6, 2007

Definition: Root Canal Therapy or Root Canal Treatment is a dental procedure to fix a tooth by removing the pulp chamber of the tooth and filling it with a suitable filling material. A root canal is usually performed when the tooth cannot be filled or restored any other way because the decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or the tooth has become infected.
Pronunciation: Root Ca-nal
Also Known As: Endodontic Therapy, Root Canal Therapy, Root Canal Treatment
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