alveolalgia


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socket

 [sok´et]
a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.
dry socket a condition sometimes occurring after tooth extraction, particularly after traumatic extraction, resulting in a dry appearance of the exposed bone in the socket, due to disintegration or loss of the blood clot. It is basically a focal osteomyelitis without suppuration and is accompanied by severe pain (alveolalgia) and foul odor. Called also alveolar osteitis.

al·ve·o·al·gi·a

(al'vē-ō-al'jē-ă),
A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain.
[alveolus + G. algos, pain]

al·ve·o·al·gi·a

(al-vē'ō-al'jē-ă)
A postoperative complication of tooth extraction in which the blood clot in the socket disintegrates, resulting in focal osteomyelitis and severe pain.
Synonym(s): alveolalgia, dry socket.
[alveolus + G. algos, pain]

alveolalgia (al´vēōlal´jēə),