periapical infection

periapical infection

infection surrounding the root of a tooth, often accompanied by toothache.
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Mucous contusion or abrasion, sinusitis, tooth extraction, oral and maxillofacial surgery, maxillofacial trauma, dental pulp exposure and endodontic treatment, periapical infection or granuloma, periodontal disease, local anesthesia, tooth eruption, poor hygiene and tonsillectomy are important risk factors of cervicofacial actinomycosis (2).
A high index of suspicion and radiologic evidence of a periapical infection are necessary to make the diagnosis and may spare the patient numerous unnecessary therapies.
As a consequence of the periapical infection, the prognosis of tooth 13 was considered to be poor even though the resorptive process had apparently ceased.