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    what's the word?

    what's the word for the dental treatment that the nerves of a tooth are pulled out so the pain would stop when one drinks hot or cold stuff...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    what's the word for the dental treatment that the nerves of a tooth are pulled out so the pain would stop when one drinks hot or cold stuff...?
    That's called a "root canal" treatment.
    Root canal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It's also called endodontic therapy - the root pulp is cleaned out, not just the nerves. The tooth is then filled and crowned.

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    how is it used in a sentence if I'm going to start like this : I got one of my teeth..... .
    or should I say i had a root canal treatment?
    sorry, my dictionary doesn't have the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabani View Post
    how is it used in a sentence if I'm going to start like this : I got one of my teeth..... .
    or should I say i had a root canal treatment?
    sorry, my dictionary doesn't have the word.
    It's not a word; it's two words. That's why you won't find it in a dictionary.
    You can say you had a root canal treatment. It's generally just called a "root canal" for short - "I had to have a root canal" - even though that's not an accurate phrase. "root canal treatment" is probably better.

    Here's the start of that link I gave you (I forgot you might not be able to access it):
    "A root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. It is part of a naturally occurring space within a tooth that consists of the pulp chamber (within the coronal part of the tooth), the main canal(s), and more intricate anatomical branches that may connect the root canals to each other or to the surface of the root.
    The smaller branches, referred to as accessory canals, are most frequently found near the root end (apex) but may be encountered anywhere along the root length. There may be one or two main canals within each root. Some teeth have more variable internal anatomy than others. This space is filled with a highly vascularized, loose connective tissue, the dental pulp.
    The dental pulp is the tissue of which the dentin portion of the tooth is composed. The formation of secondary teeth (adult teeth) is completed by 1-2 years after eruption into the mouth. Once the tooth has reached its final size and shape, the dental pulp's original function ceases for all practical purposes[citation needed]. It takes on a secondary role as a sensory organ.
    Root canal is also a colloquial term for a dental operation, endodontic therapy, wherein the pulp is cleaned out, the space disinfected and then filled."
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    Thank you very much Raymott.

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