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alveolar1

pertaining to or arising from the alveolus of a tooth.

alveolar1 abscess
a localized, suppurative inflammation of tissues about the apex of the root of the tooth. Causes local pain and swelling and may discharge onto the face or into the maxillary sinus, and thence the nasal cavity.
alveolar1 bone
the lamellar bone around the roots of a tooth.
alveolar1 periostitis
new bone growth about the tooth root usually the result of infection. Chronic periostitis causes local swelling and difficulty in extraction of the tooth. Acute periostitis of the posterior upper molars may cause maxillary sinusitis; acute periostitis of the front upper and lower molars causes osteomyelitis, and sometimes a draining sinus.
alveolar1 process
see alveolar process.