apex of dens

a·pex of dens

[TA]
the tip of the dens of the axis to which is attached the apical ligament of the dens.
Synonym(s): apex dentis [TA]

a·pex of dens

(āpeks denz) [TA]
Tip of dens of axis to which is attached the apical ligament of the dens.
Synonym(s): apex dentis.
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In conclusion, it should be pointed out that the presence of denticles might make impossible the appropriate dental management, often causing a break of the dental instrument in the cavity or the canal, incomplete filling of the root canal, pushing the material outside the apex of dens, or perforation of the cavity or the root.