alveolar socket


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alveolar socket

Etymology: L, alveolus, little hollow; OFr, soket
the space in the alveolar process of the maxilla and mandible that accommodates a tooth.

alveolar socket

The bony space occupied by the tooth and periodontal ligament.
See also: socket
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1) The periodontal ligament is torn and a fracture to the alveolar socket occurs.
There is intense pain in the extraction zone commencing at any time between the first and third day post extraction accompanied by a partial or total disintegration of blood clot within the alveolar socket.
Tranexamic acid in alveolar socket in prevention of alveolitis sicca dolorosa.
Computed Tomography revealed moderate sized heterogenous soft tissue density with bony destruction involving hard palate, right maxillary antrum, nasal cavity and superior alveolar sockets, suggestive of neoplastic etiology.