root canal therapy

1. endodontics.
2. a specific treatment for disease of the dental pulp involving removal of the nerve and other tissues from the pulp cavity and their replacement with filling material.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • root canal therapy — 1. endodontics. 2. a specific treatment for disease of the dental pulp involving removal of the nerve and other tissues from the pulp cavity and their replacement with filling material …   Useful english dictionary

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