periapical cemental dysplasia periapical ce·men·tal dysplasia (sĭ-měn’tl)
A benign, painless condition of the jaws that occurs almost exclusively in middle-aged black females and is characterized by multiple lesions that usually involve vital mandibular anterior teeth, surround the root apices, and become opaque as they mature.
- Periapical curettage
periapical curettage n.
- Periapical granuloma
periapical granuloma n. A growing mass of granulation tissue surrounding the apex of a nonvital tooth and arising in response to necrosis of the tooth pulp. Also called apical granuloma, dental granuloma.
- Periapical periodontal cyst
periapical periodontal cyst n. A cyst about the root of a dead tooth, usually caused by dental caries or disease of the pulp. Also called radicular cyst.
- Periapical radiograph
periapical radiograph n. A radiograph showing tooth apices and surrounding structures in a particular intraoral area.