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root abscess -->
A pocket of pus adjacent to or within (apical abscess) the tooth's root caused by plaque and calculus invasion.
symptoms include tooth pain and tenderness that may be accompanied by facial swelling and a fever.
treatment includes antibiotics and a thorough cleansing of the infected site by a dentist.
See: apical abscess.
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