apical periodontitis


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ap·i·cal per·i·o·don·ti·tis

inflammation of the periodontal ligament surrounding the root apex of a tooth; usually a consequence of pulpal inflammation or necrosis.

apical periodontitis

Etymology: L, apex, summit; Gk, peri, near, odous, tooth, itis, inflammation
an inflammation of the tissues around the apex of a tooth root.

ap·i·cal per·i·o·don·ti·tis

(api-kăl perē-ō-don-tītis)
Inflammation of the periodontal ligament surrounding the root apex of a tooth; usually a consequence of pulpal inflammation or necrosis.

ap·i·cal per·i·o·don·ti·tis

(api-kăl perē-ō-don-tītis)
Inflammation of periodontal ligament surrounding root apex of a tooth; usually due to pulpal inflammation or necrosis.