tooth socket


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tooth sock·et

[TA]
a socket in the alveolar process of the maxilla or mandible, into which each tooth fits and is suspended by means of the periodontal ligament.
Synonym(s): alveolus dentalis [TA], alveolus (4)

tooth sock·et

(tūth sok'ĕt) [TA]
An opening in the alveolar process of the maxilla or mandible, into which each tooth fits and is attached by means of the periodontal ligament.
Synonym(s): alveolus (4) [TA] .

tooth sock·et

(tūth sok'ĕt) [TA]
Socket in alveolar process of maxilla or mandible, into which each tooth fits and is suspended by means of periodontal ligament.
Synonym(s): alveolus dentalis [TA] , alveolus (1) .

socket

a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.

dry socket
alveolar osteitis.
tooth socket
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The Waterlase (TM) is the first laser to receive clearance for these new bone, periodontal and general soft tissue surgical indications: Osteoplasty and osseous recontouring (removal of bone to correct osseous defects and create physiologic osseous contours); Ostectomy (resection of bone to restore bony architecture, resection of bone for grafting, etc); Osseous crown lengthening; Flap preparation -- incision of soft tissue to prepare a flap and expose unerupted teeth (hard and soft tissue impactions); Full thickness flap; Partial thickness flap; Split thickness flap; Removal of granulation tissue from bony defects; and laser soft tissue curettage of the post-extraction tooth sockets and the periapical area during apical surgery.
The embryos have tooth sockets, all of which are empty except for one containing what may be a partially erupted tooth.
It did not have any teeth attached but the tooth sockets alone were 35mm-40mm wide so you can imagine the teeth it had," he said.
In the bone regeneration portion of the study following extraction, tooth sockets were filled with a collagen sponge containing AC-100 at two different doses or a collagen sponge soaked in saline (control group).
It's not that the teeth fell out or weren't preserved, Sereno notes--the jaws didn't even have any tooth sockets there.