periapical curettage


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per·i·ap·i·cal cu·ret·tage

1. removal of a cyst or granuloma from its pathologic bony crypt, using a curette;
2. the removal of tooth fragments and debris from sockets at the time of extraction or subsequent removal of bone sequestra.

per·i·ap·i·cal cu·ret·tage

(per'ē-ap'i-kăl kūr'ĕ-tahzh')
1. Removal of a cyst or granuloma from its pathologic bony crypt, using a curette.
2. The removal of tooth fragments and debris from sockets at the time of extraction or of bone sequestra subsequently.

periapical curettage

Use of a curet to remove pathological tissues from around the apex of the tooth root.
See also: curettage

per·i·ap·i·cal cu·ret·tage

(per'ē-ap'i-kăl kūr'ĕ-tahzh')
1. Removal of a cyst or granuloma from its pathologic bony crypt, using a curette.
2. Removal of tooth fragments and debris from sockets at time of extraction or subsequent removal of bone sequestra.
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