Dental granuloma - Definition


Dental granuloma, also known as apical granuloma, is an infectious disease. It is a small benign tumor that develops at the tip of the tooth root. Its origin comes from bone destruction where a cavity is generated and then filled by this inflammatory tumor. Dental granuloma usually appears following a cavity. An X-ray performed in the dental office can confirm the diagnosis. Treatment consists of disinfecting and sealing the affected cavity. Sometimes extraction is necessary. Dental granuloma usually does not leave scars.
Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 03:39 AM by Jeff.
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