apical abscess


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per·i·ap·i·cal ab·scess

an alveolar abscess localized around the apex of a tooth root.

apical abscess

(1) Periapical abscess (of tooth). 
(2) Abscess in the pulmonary apex.

apical abscess

Dentistry An abscess near a tooth root's apex caused by deep caries; AAs may extend to the tooth's pulp chamber, destroying nerves, blood vessels Management Root canal therapy–endodontics, tooth extraction

per·i·ap·i·cal ab·scess

(perē-api-kăl abses)
Inflammation of tissues and collection of pus around a tooth apex; may result from pulp infection due to carious lesion or pulp necrosis resulting from injury.
Synonym(s): apical abscess, apical periodontal abscess.

apical

pertaining to an apex.

apical abscess
a localized suppurative inflammation of tissues about the apex of a tooth root.
apical delta
a foramen made up of multiple fine channels found at the apex of a tooth root through which the blood supply and nerves pass.
apical ectodermal ridge
an ectodermal thickening at the end of each limb bud in the developing embryo; of critical importance in the initiation of limb segments.
apical halo
a radiological feature of apical abscesses in which the surrounding alveolar bone becomes radiolucent.
apical lung lobe
the cranial lobe of the lung.
penile apical ligament
a fibrous band along the dorsal surface of the distal part of the penis of the bull which helps to produce a slight twist in the erect state. Abnormality may contribute to the development of deviation of the penis during erection.