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parulis

 [pah-roo´lis]
an elevated nodule at the site of a fistula draining a chronic periapical abscess; called also gum boil or gumboil.

gin·gi·val ab·scess

an abscess confined to the gingival soft tissue.
Synonym(s): gumboil, parulis

gumboil

/gum·boil/ (gum´boil) parulis.

gumboil

(gŭm′boil′)
n.
A small boil or abscess on the gum, often resulting from tooth decay.

gumboil

Etymology: AS, goma gum + byl
an abscess of the gingiva and periosteum resulting from injury, infection, or dental decay. The gum is characteristically red, swollen, and tender. The abscess may rupture spontaneously, or it may require incision. Treatment may include antibiotics and hot mouthwashes. Also called parulis.
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Gumboil
A dental abscess, converted into a cyst with chronic drainage through a fistulous tract, seen by a plain film of the jaw

gumboil

Parulis Oral pathology A dental abscess, converted into a cyst with chronic drainage through a fistulous tract, seen by a plain film of the jaw.

gin·gi·val ab·scess

(jin'ji-văl ab'ses)
An abscess confined to the gingival soft tissue.
Synonym(s): gumboil, parulis.

gumboil

An abscess in the gum and the outer bone covering (periosteum) arising from a spread of infection from a decayed tooth. There is redness, swelling and tenderness, all relieved when the gumboil bursts or is drained through a small surgical incision.

gin·gi·val ab·scess

(jin'ji-văl ab'ses)
Lesion confined to gingival soft tissue.
Synonym(s): gumboil, parulis.

gumboil,

n an older term for an abscess of the gingiva and periosteum resulting from injury, infection, impacted food particles, or periapical infection. The gingival tissue is characteristically red, swollen, and tender. The abscess may rupture spontaneously, or it may require incision, as well as treatment of the underlying cause. See also abscess.