root abscess


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Related to root abscess: dentoalveolar abscess

al·ve·o·lar ab·scess

an abscess situated within the alveolar process of the jaws, most often caused by extension of infection from an adjacent nonvital tooth.

root abscess

A colloquial and veterinary term for periapical abscess.
See also: abscess

al·ve·o·lar ab·scess

(al-vē'ŏ-lăr ab'ses)
Abscess situated within the alveolar process of the jaws, most often caused by extension of infection from an adjacent nonvital tooth.
Synonym(s): dental abscess, dentoalveolar abscess, root abscess.