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Periapical Tooth Abscess – The spectrum of apical periodontitis

  History: 50 year old man with jaw pain.    This is an example of a tooth abscess, or periapical abscess. The lucency in the maxilla indicated by the yellow arrow is somewhat nonspecific and may be secondary to tooth loosening, however, the adjacent maxillary sinus mucosal thickening argues for the case of an abscess. … Continue reading