apical infection


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ap·i·cal in·fec·tion

implantation of microorganisms at the apex of a tooth, usually the result of the migration of microorganisms from the pulp canal through the apical foramen.

ap·i·cal in·fec·tion

(api-kăl in-fekshŭn)
Implantation of microorganisms at the apex of a tooth, usually the result of the migration of microorganisms from the pulp canal through the apical foramen.

apical infection

An infection located at the tip of the root of a tooth.
See also: infection

ap·i·cal in·fec·tion

(api-kăl in-fekshŭn)
Implantation of microorganisms at tooth apex, usually due to migration of microorganisms from pulp canal through apical foramen.