oroantral fistula

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An abnormal pathway that connects the oral cavity with the maxillary antrum. It can be created unintentionally following the extraction of an upper posterior tooth with roots that penetrate the antrum. It is usually treated by surgical closure if healing is not spontaneous.

Subjects: Dentistry.

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