- the entire space occupied by pulp, composed of the root canal and pulp chamber.
Origin of pulp cavity
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for pulp cavity
The opening of the pulp-cavity is then reduced to a minute perforation at the base of each root.
Completely formed human incisor, with pulp-cavity contracted to a small aperture at the end of the root.
Human incisor during development with root imperfectly formed, and pulp-cavity widely open at base.
In some cases, under tin, the pulp gradually recedes, and the pulp-cavity is obliterated by secondary dentin.Tin Foil and Its Combinations for Filling Teeth
Henry L. Ambler
- The central hollow of a tooth containing the dental pulp and including the root canal.
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