access[ak′ses]

Type:Term

Definitions
1. A way or means of approach or admittance.
2. In dentistry, the space required for visualization and for manipulation of instruments to remove decay and prepare a tooth for restoration.
3. The opening in the crown of a tooth required to allow adequate admittance to the pulp space to clean, shape, and seal the root canal(s).

Synonyms
access opening

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